Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Create a double boiler by putting some water in a pot, maybe about an inch or two deep. Nestle a glass bowl (or, if you don’t have any glass bowls like me, metal) on top. You want to make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl on top. Put it over medium-low heat and pour your favorite kind of chocolate chips into the bowl. Make sure you don’t get any water in the chocolate because that will make it separate. Stir occasionally while the chocolate chips melt.
Wash your strawberries and lay them out on a paper towel to dry. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper if you have it. Otherwise, an un-lined cookie sheet will work fine. Once the chocolate is melted, dip them one at a time in the chocolate. Do a little twist with your wrist so you don’t drip chocolate off the end. Set it on the wax-lined (or not) cookie sheet. Repeat. Once they’re all dipped and on the cookie sheet, put it in the fridge for them to set up.If you really want to get fancy, you can put some of the melted chocolate in a Ziploc bag. Cut just the very tip off and then squeeze some squiggles over the strawberries to give it a fun look. Do this at the very end after the dipped strawberries have already hardened a little bit. You can do white chocolate on a darker chocolate or darker chocolate on white chocolate…unless you’re like me and somehow completely mess up melting the white chocolate. I’m not sure what happened, but it melted a little bit, but then it got clumpy and weird. So I improvised. I just use the darker chocolate and drew squiggles and hearts (for Valentine’s Day, of course!) on the strawberries.