Monday, December 16, 2013

Chocolate covered Strawberries!

In ancient times, Strawberry was considered a symbol of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, because of its shape and red color. Even today, strawberry is considered a romantic fruit, perfect for a romantic after dinner dessert. Chocolate dipped strawberry is a tried and tasted recipe. All you need is some good quality chocolate and some really fresh strawberries.

Ingredients -
  1. Strawberry- fresh and ripe ( with no soft spots)- 8-10 pcs
  2. Good quality Dark or milk chocolate - 100 gms
  3. Butter - 10 gms 
  4. Chocolate flavor - optional
  5. Parchment paper
  1. Choose your strawberry carefully. They should be ripe but not over ripe, also they should be free of any soft spots.
  2. Wash strawberries with water and then pet them dry with paper towel. This step is important, because even a single drop of water can cause the chocolate to seize.
  3. Line a plate with parchment paper and keep it aside.
  4. Melt your chocolate in a microwave or double boiler. At this point you can even add some oil based flavor to chocolate.
  5. Add butter to chocolate and mix it thoroughly. Butter gives a nice shine to chocolate coating.
  6. I prefer keeping the leaves of berries on while dipping them. You can dip them half way or full.
  7. Place strawberries on parchment paper, after dipping them in chocolate.
  8. You can use some sprinkles to decorate strawberries or leave them as it is.
  9. Let the chocolate set at room temperature.
  10. Keeping strawberries in fridge makes them sweat. They should ideally be kept at room temperature and should be consumed within 24 hours.
  11. Place them in a pretty serving dish and serve with love to your loved ones.

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