My friend Terry posted this recipe on her Facebook page yesterday and I thought it was perfect for you all. (The original recipe came from http://www.ericasweettooth.com/)
I’m a sucker for mascarpone cheese so any chance I get to include it in a recipe, I’m happy!
Remember if you have a recipe you’d like to share just email it to Monique@moniquealvarezenterprises.com I’ll be featuring one savory recipe on Fridays and one dessert recipe on Saturdays.
1 pan of your favorite brownies, cooled and cut into desired size and shape. (I love Bob’s Gluten-Free Brownie Mix)
12-16 small strawberries, cleaned and hulled
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
2-1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter and mascarpone cheese until light and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla extract and salt. Add 2-1/2 cups of sugar, half a cup at a time and continue beating until smooth. Add more sugar, if needed to reach desired consistency and sweetness.
To assemble, pipe a ring of vanilla buttercream on top of each brownie. Cut off the base of a strawberry so it is flat and place it upside down on each brownie, pushing slightly to secure in place. Top the tip of the strawberry with a dot of buttercream to finish the santa hat.
Remember to send your favorite recipes to Monique@moniquealvarezenterprises.com I’ll feature one recipe on Fridays and one dessert on Saturdays.
Bon Appetit and be sure to let me know how you liked it in the comments below.
Hungry for More, Monique Alvarez
p.s. If there are typos, spelling or grammar mistakes in this post don’t worry about. Those are the kinds of things I’ve worried about for FAR too long. It’s time to just get it out and who cares if it’s not perfect, it’s from the heart!