Raspberry and White Chocolate Swirl Soup with Brownie Croutons

Raspberry and White Chocolate Swirl Soup with Brownie Croutons
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Recipe for Raspberry and White Chocolate Swirl Soup with Brownie Croutons. Tart and sweet raspberry soup is matched perfectly with the rich creaminess of white chocolate.

Ingredients

  • Brownie Croutons:
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Soup:
  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) frozen raspberries (about 3 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cus water
  • 1/2 granulated sugar
  • 1/2 seedless raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier, divided
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, chopped

Directions

  1. Prepare brownie Croutons: (makes 4 cups croutons, enough to garnish 9 servings)
  2. 1. Preheat oven to 325°. Line an 8-inch baking pan with foil and butter the foil.
  3. 2. In a saucepan over low heat, whisk butter and chocolates until smooth.  Remove from heat and whisk in sugar, vanilla, and salt.  whisk in eggs, one at a time, then fold in flour.  Spread evenly in prepared pan.
  4. 3. Bake in preheated oven until a tester inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 30 minutes.  Let cool in pan on a wire rack.
  5. 4. Turn an upside down onto a cutting board and remove pan and foil.  Using a serrated knife, cut cake into 1/2-inch squares.
  6. Tip:
  7. Store croutons in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day.
  8. Prepare Soup:
  9. 1. In a small saucepan, bring raspberries, water and sugar to a boil over medium heat.  Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved and raspberries ave softened or broken down, about 4 minutes.
  10. 2. In a food processor or blender, puree raspberry miture, jam, and 1 tablespoon of the Grand Marnier until smooth.  Strain into a large bowl, cover, and refrigerate until chilled, about 3 hours.
  11. 3. In another saucepan, bring cream to a simmer over medium-high heat.  Remove from heat and add white chocolate.  let stand for 2 minutes, then whisk until melted and smooth.  Stir in remaining Grand Marnier.  Let cool.
  12. 4. Ladle raspberry soup into chilled shallow bowls.  Gently drop 5 to 6 spoonfuls of the white chocolate mixture onto the soup.  Draw a chopstick or knife through the chocolate mixture to create a marbled effect.  Serve with brownie croutons.
  13. Tip:
  14. The soups can be prepared through Step 2 up to 1 day in advance.
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  16. To toast coconut, add it to a dry skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until golden brown.  Transfer to a heatproof plate to cool.

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