White chocolate coeur a la creme with waimea strawberry s

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 ounces Cream cheese, room temp.
¼ cup Confectioners' sugar
½ cup Heavy cream
¾ cup Waimea strawberries (substitute any fresh or thawed frozen strawberries)
2 tablespoons Sugar
1½ ounce (1/3 C chopped) white chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
4 White Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries (opt.; recipe follows)

WHITE CHOCOLATE COEUR A LA C

WAIMEA STRAWBERRY SAUCE

1. Day before serving, prepare White Chocolate Coeur A la Creme: Line two ½-C coeur A la Creme molds (see Note) with enough dampened cheesecloth to overhang edges by 2 inches, In md bowl, with electric mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese, sugar, and 2 T cream 3 minutes. Add white chocolate and beat until smooth.

2. In small bowl, with electric mixer at medium speed, beat remaining cream until soft peaks form. Fold whipped cream into cream-cheese mixture. Fill prepared molds with mixture. Gently tap molds on countertop to remove air bubbles. Fold over edges of cheesecloth to cover filling. Place filled molds in small pan or dish and refrigerate overnight.

3. Meanwhile, prepare Waimea Strawberry Sauce: In food processor fitted with chopping blade, process strawberries and sugar until pureed. Refigerate until ready to serve.

4. Prepare White Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, if desired. To serve, place a generous spoonful of strawberry sauce on side of each serving plate. Draw a skewer or wooden pick vertically through center of each dollop to create a heart shape. (Alternately, place puree in small pastry bag fitted with writing tip and pipe puree into a heart shape with "Cupid's" arrow going through, if desired,) Unfold cheesecloth from top of molds and invert each coeur a la creme onto plate beside sauce. Gently remove cheesecloth. Garnish each plate with White Chocolate- Dipped Strawberries, if desired.

White Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries: Line a small tray with waxed paper. In top of double boiler or small heatproof bowl set over simmering water, melt ½ C chopped white chocolate. Dip bottom half of 4 strawberries (preferably long-stemmed) one at a time, into melted chocolate. Place dipped strawberries on tray and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Note: Coeur h la Creme molds are plastic heart-shaped molds with several small holes in the bottom for draining. They are available in gourmet cookware shops or by mail from the New England Cheese- making Supply Co., (413) 628-3808.

Nutritional information per serving without White Chocoiate-Dipped Strawberrie@protein: 6 grams; fat: 43 grams; carbohydrate: 43 grams; fiber: 2 grams@ sodium: 167 milligrams; cholesterol: 132 milligrams; calories: 575.

Country Living/Feb/93 Scanned & fixed by DP & GG

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