Thursday, 9 April 2015

Strawberry and Biscuit Delight - Eat with me!

My boyfriend is coming over tonight for dinner and since he received a really good news today, I thought I would do a dessert to celebrate.
The first time I made this was for Valentines day for my parents as a surprise. I prepared a romantic dinner for both without them knowing and this was a huge success. Because of that, I want to share it with you, hoping you will make it some day and love it as much as I do!

Ingredients (6 portions):
  • 200g of marie biscuits (or rich tea biscuits)
  • 200ml of fresh cream
  • Strawberries
  • Hot coffee (I usually fill up a measuring cup)
  • 3 spoons of sugar
  • Chocolate syrup:
    • 1/2 cup of water
    • 2 spoons of cocoa powder
    • 1 spoon of butter
    • 1 cup of sugar

Start by grinding all of the biscuits so that is as thin as possible. Divide it in two equal portions and set aside one of them for later. The other portion, pour the hot coffee until it gets creamy.
Whisk the cream with the sugar until it thickens. That way, if you turn the bowl upside down, it won't fall.
Cut the strawberries into tiny cubes.
Now the chocolate syrup. Add all the ingredients into the pan and stir it until it begins to boil over low heat. Let it rest for five minutes.
To layer everything, just go by the measure of your cup. This is the order: grinded biscuits drenched in coffee, whisked cream, grinded biscuits, strawberries, chocolate syrup, grinded biscuits, whisked cream, grinded biscuits. You can add chocolate rasps in the end like I did.
Put the cups in the fridge, wait a few hours and then you can eat!

Sugestion: if you have leftovers, just mix it all together and eat. Believe me, it will taste amazing!

I hope this is well explained. Part of this recipe is invented by me and the other part is a portuguese recipe, so I had to translate everything. If there's anything you find troubling to understand, please, do ask, I will try to explain!