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Currently serving the people of Honduras for 3 years

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ah perfection . . .

in at least one aspect of life . . .


We have a tradition at our home that
I think
we've perfected!
(it's our only one . . .)


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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries




Yep, I think we have it down . . .

This is what we use -

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and this . . .

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There are a few tricks that would be nice to know -


  • Melt the chocolate in a narrow container (like a pyrex 1 cup measuring cup) placed in a sauce pan with about 1-1 1/2 inches of water in the pan, over medium low temperature, stirring until smooth.
  • Be careful not to get any water (NOT a single drop) into the chocolate!
  • Thin the white chocolate with a few teaspoons of oil to a consistency for dipping
  • The strawberries need to be very fresh and DRY!
  • After dipping the first layer, refrigerate until chocolate is set before dipping the second layer.
  • To do easy swirls for decoration - pour a small amount of chocolate into a SNACK size zipper bag, cut the tiniest of tiny corners off the bag with scissors and squeeze swirls onto the strawberries with the melted chocolate.
Then you just eat them!

Watch out for that strawberry juice - it's dripping down your chin  :D


9 comments:

Julie said...

Perfection is right!! I love chocolate dipped strawberries and these really do look perfect.

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

Yum!

Momza said...

mmmmmmm....thanks for sharing your dippin' tips too!!

Joy For Your Journey said...

Oh, yum!! I am not really a fan of strawberries--unless they are dipped in chocolate--and then I love them. Thanks for the tips!

Victoria said...

That Guittard white chocolate has long been my favorite... and they stopped carrying it at any stores here in Orange County a few years ago! :(

Sue said...

I ordered some strawberries from a catalogue called Sherri's Berries once. What a disappointment. The chocolate toppings were amazing, but the strawberries weren't fresh. And they were really pricey, too!

I think I'm going to try your method instead...

Thanks.

=)

M said...

I think I need to add these to my Mother's day gift list. They look DIVINE!

Andrea said...

Yum! If I had to pick just one tradition to have perfected, this would be a good one!

Reeses Pieces said...

Yeah looks pretty perfect to me :)

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