Fabulous desserts do not always have to involve a long list of ingredients or an even longer list of steps to create. My Assembled Parisian Dessert comes together quickly, without sacrificing an ounce of what we love when we just want something delicious and sweet! It’s also a great way to show off any beautiful platters that you wish you used more often! The star of this recipe is fromage blanc, a soft creamy cheese from France. It is low fat but still has a luxurious texture and delicate flavor, making it a perfect pairing for fresh strawberries and butter cookies. It is also fun to experiment with the fromage blanc; you can add fresh herbs for the summer or add cinnamon for a bit of warmth in the fall. It is an incredibly versatile French cheese and I know that once you give it a try, it will become a staple in your kitchen!
Ingredients (serves 6)
Fromage Blanc - 8 ounces, at room temperature
Honey – 3 tablespoons
Fleur de Sel – ¼ teaspoon
Dark Chocolate - 2 ounces, roughly chopped, plus more for garnish, 72% Cacao recommended
Butter Cookies, for serving
Fresh Strawberries, for serving
Mint, for garnish
In a medium bowl, whisk together the fromage blanc, honey, Fleur de Sel and dark chocolate.
Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle the top with more chopped chocolate and place it on a serving platter. Serve with butter cookies, strawberries or even pound cake. Garnish the platter with fresh mint. Serve at room temperature.