Grandma’s Chocolate Dream

– Strawberries

– Raspberries

– Ghirardelli Chocolate

– Heavy Whipping Cream

– Graham Cracker Crust

– Some damn good music for inspiration

– Remnants from the dream of my grandmother

Sorry folks! I’ve been celebrating this recipe success all weekend. Here is the play by play!

  These were the ingredients that I used to make Friday nights delicious dessert. In less than a half hour, I created Grandma’s Chocolate Dream. Most of the ingredients I purchased earlier in the day and had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with them. The chocolate has been sitting in my freezer for over month and other than the occasional popping of a few chips into my mouth, I had no real plans for my friend Ghirardelli.

  Armed with heavy cream in hand, I was completely intimidated by the task. Until that moment, desserts had been my kryptonite. I poured the heavy cream into the pot to boil. Removed the chocolate from the freezer and waited patiently for the bubbles to appear in the pot. While waiting, I toasted the graham cracker crust and blended the raspberries and strawberries.

While doing the two step to Whitney Houston’s “I look to you”, I mixed the heavy cream and my friend Ghirardelli together and whisked gently to Aaliyah’s “Rock the Boat”. I waited anxiously for the graham cracker crust to cool and passed the time by dancing in my kitchen to Drakes “Find your love”, sneaking an occasional strawberry, which I dipped into my chocolate mix – ganache (I think that is what it would be called).

 I poured the chocolate ganache into the two graham cracker crusts (Buju Banton’s, “Destiny” plays in the background) and I placed it into the refrigerator to cool down and thicken up.  

Now I am fully aware that this recipe is not vegetarian but it is too good to be ignored. Trust me, I will re-create this recipe soon using vegi appropriate ingredients (carob, soy cream, blah blah blah…).

Until then,

Cooking is a journey. Eating is a passion.

P.S.: WHAT I LEARNED: next time I will only use strawberries (and maybe substitute the raspberries for blueberries). Also, in my dream, I saw the graham cracker crust and I woke up before I could see what my grandmother did with it. I assumed that she put the ganache into the crust but I was wrong! Next time I will make toasted crumbles with the crust and use them to make a layered dessert.

Everyone has been asking me for the recipe. I promise this one will be in my cook book – COMING SOON!

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2 thoughts on “Grandma’s Chocolate Dream

  1. Finally a dessert that didn’t make me feel guilty for after devouring it! This chocolate/ berry sensation was the perfect combo of both ingredients, the chocolate was whipped to a creamy perfection and the custard like strawberry and raspberry combined with graham crackers made this dessert irresistible. The only sad thing about this experience was it coming to an end. I attempted to savior the last bite, but that was a fail and as a result I ended up licking the inside of the cup- it was worth it!

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