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
16 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well
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.