Strawberry Pave

Welcome to our kitchen! If you’re craving a sweet treat that combines the freshness of strawberries with the richness of chocolate, you’re in for a treat. Follow our step-by-step guide to create a mouthwatering Strawberry Pave that will leave your taste buds dancing.

History and Origins
The Strawberry Pave has its roots in classic French pastry, where “pavé” translates to “pavement” or “cobblestone.” This delightful dessert is like a smooth, paved pathway to happiness for your taste buds, blending the natural sweetness of strawberries with the velvety goodness of chocolate cream.

Tools and Cooking Details
To embark on this culinary adventure, gather the following:

Refrectory Dish
For this delightful experience, you’ll need about 3 hours of your time, and the recipe is designed to serve a small gathering of dessert enthusiasts.
Ingredients and Substitutions
Prepare your shopping list with precision:

1 can of condensed milk
1 can of regular milk
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 tablespoons of corn starch
2 boxes of fresh strawberries
1 small can of cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of butter
6 tablespoons of refined sugar
300 milliliters of milk
2 egg whites
1 can of whey-free cream
For those in need of alternatives, consider the following substitutions:

For condensed milk: Evaporated milk with extra sugar
For regular milk: Almond or soy milk
For corn starch: All-purpose flour

Let’s dive into the creation of this heavenly dessert:

Blend condensed milk, regular milk, egg yolks, and 1 tablespoon of corn starch in a blender.
Pour the mixture into a pan and heat over medium heat (170ºC to 190ºC). Stir until a creamy consistency is achieved, then transfer to a platter and let it cool.
Cut the fresh strawberries into cubes.
Once the first layer is cold, spread the strawberries on top.
Blend cocoa powder, butter, remaining corn starch, 4 tablespoons of sugar, and 300 ml of milk in a blender.
Transfer the mixture to a pan and heat. Stir until a creamy consistency is achieved, then let it cool before pouring it over the strawberries.
Beat the egg whites, gradually adding the remaining sugar. Pour in the whey-free cream and stir gently before pouring the mixture over the chocolate layer.
Decorate with additional strawberry slices. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.
Top 4 Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Mistake 1: Overheating the Cream
To avoid this, monitor the temperature closely while heating the cream. Stir consistently to prevent burning and achieve the perfect creamy texture.

Mistake 2: Using Regular Cream Instead of Whey-Free Cream
Regular cream can make the mixture too thin. Stick to whey-free cream for a velvety, well-textured dessert.

Mistake 3: Neglecting the Cooling Process
Allow each layer to cool adequately before adding the next. This ensures proper layering and prevents the flavors from blending prematurely.

Mistake 4: Skipping the Refrigeration Time
Refrigerate for a minimum of 3 hours to let the flavors meld and solidify, resulting in a perfect Strawberry Pave consistency.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh?
A1: While fresh strawberries are recommended for their vibrant flavor, you can use frozen strawberries if fresh ones are unavailable. Ensure they are thawed and drained before use.

Q2: Can I replace condensed milk with another sweetener?
A2: Condensed milk contributes to the richness of the dessert, but you can experiment with sweetened alternatives like caramel syrup for a unique twist.
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