Trader Joe's sells 4.4 pound blocks of 72% chocolate for about five dollars. One of my favorite ways to use them is to temper the cocolate, pour it into cupcake jackets (as I cal them) using a spoon to cover the inside of the paper. Put it in the freezer for 15 or twenty minutes. Store them there for a future potluck or dinner party or use them to serve ice cream, fruit, parfaits, mousse or any number of things.
This is one of my favorites. Macerated strawberries topped with fresh ricotta mixed with the rind of a lemon, vanilla and about a tablespoon sugar. Divine!
|Dark Chocolate Cups with Macerated Strawberries and Sweet Home Made Ricotta|