I just love whipping up something special for Mother’s Day. It always takes me back to my childhood with all the wonderful memories I have of my mom, and how badly I wanted to show her my love.
I remember one year saving up every penny for months until I had saved enough to finally buy that gorgeous little gold and red jewelry box I had been staring at in the shop window every day I passed by. My dear mom cherished it like a treasure, even after the frilly legs had long given out under the box. Maybe that’s where my jewelry box obsession started, and maybe that’s why, come Mother’s Day, I always craft a chocolate box with my own little gems of chocolate truffles inside to offer to all those special moms…
But I’m all about re-use and recycle too, so once you finish those decadent chocolate truffles, why not re-use the box to serve this refreshingly elegant dessert, and then eat it too! Now that’s recycling!
Only 4 ingredients: fresh organic raspberries, organic heavy whipping cream, white chocolate, and just a tiny bit of organic cane sugar. How good is that?
Yield: Makes 4 servings - Fills the chocolate box and then some more...
Prep: 5 m Cook: 10 m Total Time: 40 m
- 4 oz fresh organic raspberries
- 1 cup organic heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon organic cane sugar
- 3 ounces white chocolate, chopped or callets
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Put white chocolate in a large bowl.
- Rinse berries and boil with sugar and lemon juice in a heavy saucepan. Strain mixture into a small bowl, and discard seeds.
- In the same saucepan on low heat, bring 1/4 cup of the cream and the fruit purée to a boil. Let simmer for a few minutes.
- Pour the hot mixture over the white chocolate, stirring constantly until chocolate melts. Let mixture cool until it is lukewarm.
- In a medium bowl, whip remaining cream to soft peaks. Fold into melted chocolate raspberry mixture, a few spoonfuls at a time, until no streaks remain.
- Layer into parfait cups, and top with a fresh raspberry and a dark chocolate shaving.
- Or layer into a chocolate box and top with fresh berries and a few chocolate shavings.
- You can also use 1 tablespoon raspberry liqueur instead of 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice.
- You can also process berries in a blender or food processor until smooth, strain and then boil with sugar and liqueur/lemon juice.