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Yummy Strawberries

I made these strawberries for dessert after a big dinner party and they were a serious hit! They became an even bigger hit when my guests found out that I got the recipe from my 16 year-old niece who had just done a job-shadowing day with none other than Bonnie Stern!

Sari said, “They’re really good.”  That means….they’re really good. Sari says to use more chocolate than you need, so that way “you can lick the bowl…dip your fingers in it.”

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Ingredients

  • Baker’s White Chocolate 6 squares
  • 2 pints of strawberries – rinsed and dried
  • skinless, unsalted, roasted pistachios

Directions

  1. Make sure strawberries are “like really dry.”
  2. Melt chocolate in a double-boiler. Sari says, “be careful because you can burn the chocolate. watch it”
  3. Pulse the pistachios in a food processor or just crush ’em in a ziploc bag; “You don’t want to make them like sand.” Liat is throwing in her two cents (finally!) and offering “you want to make sure they’re kinda chunky.”
  4. Use a skewer to dip each strawberry in the melted chocolate
  5. Roll the strawberry tip (or as much as you want) in the crushed pistachios
  6. Lay out on parchment paper; put them in fridge to cool
  7. Serve same day
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Strawberry Mango Mesculun Salad

Great salad – easy and full of great flavour. I would recommend cutting down the sugar content (recipe calls for 1/2 cup – which is WAY too much!) My mom usually subs in orange juice instead of sugar in recipes.  Play around with it. I think I got this from the Netivot HaTorah recipe book, “gatherings.”

Ingredients:

  • sugar (calls for 1/2 cup – but that’s outrageous!)
  • 3/4 canola oil
  • 1/3 balsamic vinegar (I like a lighter vinegar with this salad personally)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 8 cups mesculun mix
  • 2 cups sweet & dried cranberries
  • 8 ounces strawberries quartered
  • 1 large mango – peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup slivered almonds

Serves 6-8 people.

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