12 large strawberries with stems attached
1/4 c mascarpone cheese
2 oz cream cheese
1/4 c powdered sugar, sifted, plus more for garnish
1/4 c cocoa powder, sifted
3 T milk
1 T Grand Marnier (optional)
Wash the strawberries and pat dry with a paper towel. Cut each in half starting at the top stem end.
Combine the mascarpone and cream cheeses, the one-fourth cup sugar, cocoa, milk and Grand Marnier in a bowl. Whisk or use an electric hand mixer to thoroughly combine.
Fill a pastry bag with a star tip or snip off the end of a resealable plastic bag and pipe a star or dollop of the mixture in the center of the cut side of each strawberry. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
Time: 20 minutes Makes: 24
These are not just for dessert. I also make them for special breakfasts. Make sure the strawberries are ripe and sweet.