Tuesday, February 13, 2007

How to make Chocolate dipped strawberries

This is what I'm making for Valentine's Day this year. It's actually pretty good for you, fresh fruit, dark chocolate which has relatively little fat or sugar, and not too heavy. They are very simple and decadent. Here's how to make them.

Start with a double boiler. If you don't have one you can improvise with a metal bowl that can rest safely inside of a saucepan without touching the bottom. Fill the sauce pan with water and bring to a bowl.

Use some high quality dark chocolate. Trader Joe's sells large bars of Belgian chocolate that is good for melting.

Melt the chocolate in the double boiler.

Dip the strawberries halfway into the chocolate and place on a tray covered with wax paper to cool.

These can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 hours.

I will probably also dip some green grapes as well.

I will lightly grease a heart shaped ice cube tray and pour the remaining chocolate into the molds. Once chilled these will slide out and be cute little heart shaped chocolate treats.

I'm thinking about seafood for dinner because the GH likes seafood. I have some frozen scallops and shrimp but no firm plans yet.

What are you doing?

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