So remember how I missed the first day? well heres your plus one, now its 30.
So Im going to my Boyfriends for the Fourth and there will be a few people I don’t know there, so its important to impress people with your baking skills. Although technically this isn’t baking, it lies more in the realm of candy but who cares? I bring to you Cheesecake stuffed strawberries:
So like any good holiday it is impossible to find the appropriate colored sugar in stock, but have no fear, you can make your own. (I know, I was scared too at first, but I promise it’s the least messy part of this whole recipe).
for a half cup of sugar I used 4 drops of regular blue and 3 drops of neon blue.
Cheesecake stuffed Strawberries:
1pint of strawberrys
about 10 ounces white chocolate (optional)
colored sugar (also optional)
1 pint of strawberries
8oz. block cream cheese – soft
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or almond)
Graham cracker crumbs (also optional)
First put your chocolate on a double boiler. I used a really good chocolate bar, but you could use chips. Just know that they wont melt as nice since they have stabilizers in them that prevent them from melting out of shape in your oven.
I used a paring knife to cut out the inside of the strawberries, which sounds daunting, but if your strawberries are really ripe the knife will find the white inside for you.
Dip the berries 2/3 in the chocolate and then 1/3 in the sugar, flip over and let cool. (easier said than done, I know). Did I mention I hate working with chocolate? cause I do, but this wasn’t so bad. Some of them ended up with a lot of sugar, but hey, its endearing, right?
Beat softened cream cheese (leave it out all morning or microwave on low for a minute), powdered sugar, and vanilla together. Its like making cream cheese icing, only less mixing.