Here it is, my first recipe post! Yea!!!! It's called "Strawberry White Chocolate Dream". Yes, dream. Close your eyes and dream of fresh juicy strawberries nestled gently in a white chocolate whipped cream. If that isn't yummy enough, add a decadent white chocolate cream cheese layer and a buttery white chocolate sugar cookie-like layer. 3 layers of heaven. Fluffy, not overly sweet, and with a wonderful texture that would fool even your Gluten eating friends. Oh, and did I mention it looks beautiful enough to serve to company? This dessert came out so good that I vowed to myself to never ever lose this recipe. My daughter said she wants me to make it for her birthday to serve to her friends. WOO HOO! Gluten free recipe success! Give this gorgeous spring and summer dessert a try and let me know how you like it. I will post more recipes on a regular basis so check back soon.
Sweet (dessert) dreams. :)
Strawberry White Chocolate Dream - Gluten Free
8 squares (1 oz each) white baking chocolate
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup gf flour mix ( I used Bette Hagman's recipe for **Featherlight Flour mix from this great book )
1 teaspoon zanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3 squares (1 oz each) white baking chocolate, melted and cooled
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 carton (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
4 squares (1oz each) white baking chocolate, melted and cooled
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
White Chocolate curls (create by running a vegetable peeler across the side of the chocolate)
8 Strawberries; halved ( looks pretty with the leaves left on)
In a microwave safe bowl melt white chocolate and butter at 70% power for one minute. Stir. repeat at 30 second intervals using 50% power until melted, stirring after each interval. when there are only small bits of unmelted chocolate left do not heat any more, instead stir until completely smooth. Allow to Cool.
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until lemon colored. Beat in melted chocolate mixture and vanilla. Combine flour, zanthan gum and salt; beat into egg mixture. Spread into a well greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish; set aside.
For Filling, in a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and white chocolate. Beat in the egg, sugar, sour cream and vanilla just until combined. Carefully spread over bottom layer. Cut through filling with a knife to swirl.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minute or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Just before serving, fold whipped topping into white chocolate. Fold in strawberries; spread over dessert. Garnish each square with 2 strawberry halves and white chocolate curls if desired. Cut into squares. Enjoy the compliments. :) Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 15 servings.