Chocolate and Strawberries

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Chocolate and Strawberries

fondue Strawberries

Valentine’s Day is this Friday and many restaurant menus will feature variations of chocolate and strawberry desserts.   Strawberries are jewels of deliciousness and highly versatile, but did you know according to a Yale study, strawberries ranked 100 (highest possible score) in the ‘Overall Nutritional Quality Index’ (ONQI) system?  Being extremely nutrient dense, strawberries are one of the healthiest fruit choices.

Ever notice the strawberry is the shape of a heart? This could be a hint of the nutrients in this heart healthy fruit.  Research conducted by the USDA indicates the berries help fight against cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.  According to the USDA Nutrient Database, strawberries are sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, and low calorie.  This berry is also nutrient packed: approximately 8 strawberries provide more vitamin C than an orange and provide the recommended vitamin dose per day.

Customers will enjoy this craveable combination of strawberries and chocolate.

Chocolate Fondue

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (180 g) semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup (125 mL) whipping cream

Procedure:

1.)    Place chocolate chips in a ceramic bowl. Pour whipping cream over.

2.)    Preheat JET to 300°F (150°C), and place bowl inside at the following setting :

JET14
Stage Time MW%
1 1:00 60
2 0:30 50

 

JET19
Stage Time MW%
1 0:45 60
2 0:25 50

3.)    Stir well with high heat spatula, being careful to break up chocolate lumps.

strawberries

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