Tonight we had a ward party for one of our neighbors. A lovely woman turned 100 today, so we had a PARTY! There were ballons so Guille thought it was The Best Party Ever!
I was asked to make a cake to feed 300, so I did:
Let's turn 100!
The first of the really good summer berries are here...how better to fete them than with a deep chocolate enrobing?
A couple of boys loaded up their plates with a dozen of the chocolate strawberries (there were leftovers.) Don't be shocked, if you'd just had a huge meal with a ginourmous piece of cake, you wouldn't have a stich of room for more strawberries. This doesn't count if you are a teenage boy--because nothing on the face of the planet consumes like a teenage boy. I don't know why they tell you to save for their college; we should be told to prepare for the onslaught of food and drink demands that we will face during the teens. Each boy eats for 300.
I told them to HOW to make the chocolate ganache and planted a thought that they should make some for their mothers for the upcoming Mother's Day. Surprised at how easy the process was, they agreed to try.
I hope that their moms wake up in a few Sundays and are astounded to find that their bottomless pits have prepared something as elegant and lovely as divine chocolate covered strawberries.
300 deep chocolate strawberries for breakfast in bed on a May morning.