Recipe for Summer berries layered with fromage blanc and a coffee Ganache
We’re celebrating the last days of summer in Paris with an elegant and delicious dessert that’s easy to make. I love how elegant it looks in clear glasses, and I recommended serving in wine glasses below. However, water glasses, jars or any clear container would be just as pretty. The mixture of the coffee and chocolate ganache with fromage blanc and fresh berries on biscuits is divine — looks and tastes as though you spent hours, but preparation time is only 15 minutes.
Ingredients – Serves 5
- 4 graham crackers or 8 ginger-flavored biscuits
- 300 grams of strawberries (about 2 cups)
- 2 Tablespoons real raspberry sauce (If you can’t find raspberry “coulis” or syrup, crush some raspberries, add a little sugar and heat up. Add a tiny bit of corn starch. Let cool.)
- 200 grams fromage blanc (7 ounces)
- 1 egg white
- 100 ml cream
- 1 bar of dark chocolate
- 1 tsp instant coffee or a a few drops of coffee flavoring
1.) Put graham crackers or ginger biscuits into a plastic bag. Roll over with a rolling pin or glass and sprinkle on the bottoms of 5 wine glasses
2.) Pour the raspberry sauce over
3.) Cut up the strawberries and place on top
4.) Heat the cream and add the diced chocolate and coffee. Stir and let rest for 5 minutes
5.) Beat an egg white until it forms soft peaks and add the fromage blanc (if not available, use sour cream or cream cheese)
6.) Pour the fromage blanc mixture (or sour cream or cream cheese) over the strawberries
7.) Put in refrigerator for 30 minutes
8.) Pour the coffee ganache over the white fromage blanc and let rest in refrigerator for another 30 minutes
French Language Tip!
I found another faux amis when I was translating this recipe! The French recipe called for one “tablette” of chocolate. At first I thought it meant one square of chocolate, but it means a whole bar of chocolate. That's a big difference! When I told my husband Philippe, he explained that if the recipe said “une barre de chocolate” (like a bar in English) it would mean the opposite — only one row of a whole chocolate bar. So, now you know!