RECIPES

DESSERTS

CHOCOLATE-DIPPED

FRESH GRAPES

INGREDIENTS

 

8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate

orange zest, as desired

12 small bunches of red grapes (5 to 7 grapes each)

SERVINGS

 

12 garnishes

 

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Garnish with mint sprigs if desired. Serve as a side decoration with any kind of cheesecake or custard dessert, or present them as a mini-dessert all on their own. All varieties of fresh California grapes can be used.

 

DIRECTIONS

 

Melt chocolate according to package instructions, or melt slowly in a double boiler until thin. Do not overcook. Remove from heat. Add a pinch of orange zest to the chocolate, if desired and stir. Dip each grape cluster in chocolate to coat, then place on wax paper to cool.

DESSERTS

FROSTED

GRAPES

INGREDIENTS

 

2 large egg whites, beaten or 1/4 cup pasteurized liquid egg whites

2 lbs. seedless California grapes, cut into 2- to 4-inch clusters

About 1 cup superfine granulated sugar

 

SERVINGS

 

10 clusters

 

DIRECTIONS

 

Hold one grape cluster by the stem and brush lightly with egg whites. Transfer to a rack set over wax paper, then sprinkle with sugar, using fingers, turning cluster to lightly coat. Gently shake off excess sugar. Repeat with remaining clusters. Let grapes dry, uncovered, at room temperature, about 2 hours.

 

 

 

65500 Lincoln Street

Mecca, CA 92254

 

 

Franz De Klotz

 

Nick Bozick

 

Michael Bozick

 

Julie Fargo

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