Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Can you think of anything more appropriate for Valentine's Day than chocolate and strawberries together in a tastebud-titillating delectable medley of scrumptiousness? Didn't think so.

I've tried chocolate-covered strawberries before... but they haven't turned out this well.

Here's the recipe:

1 bag semisweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli... I think using quality chocolate helps a lot)
1/2 bag white chocolate chips
2 lbs. really really beautifully red and plump strawberries, washed and DRIED well (also a trick to making these work)

Fill one saucepan up with 1-2 inches of water, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Once the water is simmering, turn off the heat and place a metal bowl filled with the semisweet chocolate chips into the water. Stir the chocolate until it is all the way melted and completely smooth. Dip the strawberries in the chocolate, turning a little to let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl, and place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. After you have dipped all the strawberries in the dark chocolate, melt the white chocolate chips the same way you did the semisweet ones. Use a toothpick, or something else straight (I used a chopstick...) to drizzle the white chocolate over the strawberries. Gorgeous!

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