Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine's Day!

With Valentine's Day looming over us and my love for champagne very apparent, I thought I'd share a few easy desserts that will go with any bottle of bubbly you choose!

One that may sound kind of odd but I promise is especially good involves the following ingredients:

Just clean and cut the tops off the strawberries and using a fork, dip one side lightly into the sour cream and then into the brown sugar and Y-U-M! I know it sounds weird, sour cream and brown sugar...but I promise its really good! And tastes fantastic with champagne! I don't know anyone who has ever tried this and NOT liked it, give it a try this Valentine's Day! (It also comes off seeming like you are a real 'foodie' and into the weird combos, maybe you could impress your sweetie with this interesting dessert!)

I even managed to find a picture of this online so I know I'm not the only one who likes this!

My other super easy dessert is a chocolate raspberry brownie fondue. This recipe is adapted from the Betty Crocker website. I have taken this to numerous watchings of The Bachelor, book club meetings, even Superbowl parties and it never disappoints!

For this recipe you will need:

Bake the brownies according to the package directions. Let cool and cut into 1 inch squares. (Don't forget to use a plastic knife to cut your brownies - it makes a much cleaner cut!) If you have one of those fondue bowls with a tealight underneath (I think you can get them for about $10 at Crate and Barrel...) you can use it for this to keep the mixture warm or just any normal bowl will do you just may have to heat it up again from time to time. For the icing to preserves ratio I use about 3 parts icing to 1 part preserves. I usually start with about 1/3 to 1/2 the container of icing and then add a few spoonfuls of preserves - or peanut butter, its pretty good with the chocolate also! Stir this up in a bowl and then heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Then let the dipping begin!

For a little variety, you can add some berries, marshmallows, or maybe pretzels to dip also!

Most importantly, don't forget the bubbly.......

Happy Valentine's Day!

1 comment:

Tiny's Treats said...

Made the chocolate raspberry fondue and brownies yesterday...dangerously yummy!