Sunday, 29 June 2008

Strawberry and white chocolate pudding

This month's In The Bag blog event calls for using strawberries and white chocolate. June and July is the best time for British strawberries -- bright red, succulent and packed full of flavour. Is it any wonder that strawberries and cream are such a staple of Wimbledon during this time of year?

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This recipe (courtesy of Happy Love Strawberry) is a variant on the classic strawberries and cream flavour, with the use of white chocolate and a slightly crunchy brulee topping. Julia, who is the host for this month's event, said that they felt like something sweet for this month, and this pudding certainly fits the bill! Actually it was a little too sweet for my taste, but if you do have a very sweet tooth, it might just hit the spot for you. The addition of raspberries and lemon zest does help to balance the sweetness a little. In fact, it could probably do with more lemon zest to tone down the sweetness, if you prefer.

Ingredients (serves 4):

100g strawberries, hulled and halved or quartered
100g raspberries
Grated zest of one lemon
100g white chocolate, broken up into small pieces
150ml double cream
2 tbsp demerara sugar

Method:

1. Divide the strawberries and raspberries between 4 ramekins. Sprinkle with lemon zest.

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2. Heat the cream slowly in a pan until almost boiling. Remove from heat and add the chocolate. Stir until all the chocolate pieces have dissolved. Set aside Let cool to room temperature and then spoon into the 4 ramekins. Place in the fridge to chill until serving.

3. To serve, sprinkle the demerara sugar over the puddings. Then use a kitchen blowtorch on the sugared tops (or place until a very hot grill), for a couple of minutes, until the tops are golden brown and caramelised. Serve immediately.

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16 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Strawberries & white chocolate = heavenly. Your pudding looks so elegant!!

Love, TasteSpotting said...

gorgeous! would love to see the resubmitted to tastespotting with a photo that's been cropped to 250 by 250 (because our cropping tool seems to crop it in a weird way)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummylicious!!

Kevin said...

These sound so good!

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Ooooo I love the strawberry white chocolate combo. And anything with a caramelized crust on top is good in my book. Yum!

noble pig said...

Ooh it's sp pretty! Just beautiful! I love it! I need to make this.

Mrs Ergül said...

This sounds like a totally new thing to me! And I love your ramekins! Where did you get them from? They are so unique!

didally said...

This looks delicious, all the berries,choc and cream.

noobcook said...

wow what a pretty dessert! :D

Chez US said...

This looks fantastic! I have some blackberries that I need to use today, guess what I may try! I love your little containers, too.

Julia said...

What a great idea, it looks wonderful. Thanks for entering.

Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

oooooooooooooooo lovely, nothing beats chocolate and strawberries

Patricia Scarpin said...

These look so good! I love strawberries, and white chocolate, too...

Nilmandra said...

Thanks to all for the kind comments :)

Tastespotting: Thanks for the note. Have resubmitted a cropped photo. Welcome back!

Marc: I'm having a craving for creme brulee now!

Mrs Ergul: My ramekins were 'free'... haha. They came with the Gü chocolate souffle that I bought and I've been reusing them ever since.

Chez US: Blackberries would work too, although it's even better if you can add raspberries. The tartness really complements the sweet white chocolate well.

Mrs Ergül said...

That's a good deal! Lucky you! hehe

Kristen said...

This looks amazing!

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