Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chocolate Covered Strawberries



It was three years ago that Jai got me a box of chocolate coated strawberries for the Valentines day. He thought that as I was a chocolate and strawberries person, I would love this. I did love the gift, until I realized how much it cost! For a box of 12, it cost more than $25; which I couldn't digest. I couldn't really understand what made this so expensive - considering it is only some chocolates and strawberries that is involved. So I had been trying to find out how to make these really decadent dessert and voila, here we are!
Wishing you all a happy Valentine's day!
Source: Food Network
Ingredients
16 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well
Method:
Put the semisweet  chocolates into a heatproof medium bowls. Fill a medium saucepans with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowl of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another 15 secsonds stir and repeat  until melted.)

Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Dip a fork in the remaining chocolate and drizzle the chocolate over the dipped strawberries.

Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.

17 comments:

  1. strawberry looks yummy and delicious...

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  2. They look yummy and worth every penny I guess. ;)

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  3. wow i love this choco strawberries,so yummy...

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  4. Love these choco dipped strawberries, nicely done..

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  5. I love this recipe. So simple yet so scrumptious. Feel like biting into a few of yours :)

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  6. Wonderful looking chocolate coated strawberries. Lovely preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. This looks yummy..Perfectly made..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  8. this looks so tempting...well done Vidhya!
    Neatly presented..Happy Valentines Day!!Spicy Treats
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  9. Simply delightful, i can finish the whole platter...

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  10. Those looks deliciously tempting! Perfect valentine's day treat :)

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  11. wow looks like a perfect V day gift :)

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  12. wow...
    they look wonderful...
    happy valentine's day :)

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  13. Looks super yumm, you are absolutely right about the price on these.

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