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Cherry and White-Chocolate Mousse Shortcakes

Source: Fine Cooking - Issue No. 03
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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  8 Hours 35 Minutes
  Enough for 8 biscuits
Mellow white chocolate and tart, juicy cherries contrast deliciously. Because the mousse is rich and creamy, there’s no need to serve the shortcake with whipped cream.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
For the Sauce:
2 cups heavy cream
8 oz. white chocolate, finely chopped
12 oz. (2 cups) pitted fresh cherries, soaked in 1/4 cup dark rum, and sprinkled with 1/4 cup sugar
Basic Shortcake Biscuits (see recipe)
Other necessary recipes:
Basic Shortcake Biscuits Basic Whipped Cream
Cherry and White-Chocolate Mousse Shortcakes Recipe at Cooking.com
DIRECTIONS
FOR THE MOUSSE:
Start the mousse 8 to 24 hours before serving. Bring 2/3 cup heavy cream to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the white chocolate. Stir until completely melted. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool until tepid. Put the rest of the cream in a chilled bowl and whip until soft peaks form. With a rubber spatula, gently but quickly fold the whipped cream into the white chocolate mixture until just combined. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours.


After making the shortcakes, assemble them as directed, piping the mousse around the top and bottom cakes.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Fine Cooking Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Enough for 8 biscuits
Calories: 932
Fat. Total: 68g
Fiber: 2g
Carbohydrates, Total: 71g
Sodium: 538mg
% Cal. from Fat: 66%
Cholesterol: 170mg
Protein: 10g
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Rating: 1
by: M J, OH Reviewed: 04/12/2010
Incredibly Confusing and Difficult
This recipe is hard to follow, does not have clear instructions for the entire assemblage and takes a long time to get the recipe together. I would rather be cooking!
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