- 2 pounds fresh strawberries, washed
- 3 1/4 cups whipping cream, divided
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 sleeves (about 19 ounces, or 24 to 28 whole crackers) graham crackers
- 2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
Take out a handful of the best-looking strawberries and set them aside for the garnish. Thinly slice the remaining strawberries.
With a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, whip 3 cups of cream until it just holds stiff peaks. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and whip to combine.
Spread a small spoonful of whipped cream on the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Lay down six graham crackers. Lightly cover the top of the graham crackers with more whipped cream, and then a single layer of strawberries. Repeat three times, until you have four layers of graham crackers. Spread the last of the whipped cream over the top and swirl it lightly with a spoon. Add a few more strawberries.
To make the ganache, heat the cream until bubbles form around the edges, then pour over the chopped chocolate. Let it stand for a few minutes, then whisk until the mixture is thick and glossy. Drizzle this over the layered dessert with a spoon. Refrigerate for at least four hours, or until the crackers have softened completely. Garnish with additional berries.