Friday, 20 July 2012

Chocolate coated Strawberries

Here's a snack that is dead easy to prepare, tastes good and relatively low in calories compared to a more heavy dessert.


- a dozen fresh straberries (washed with leaves kept on)
- 50g of bitter sweet chocolate
- 2 tbls heavy cream
- 1 tbls icing sugar
- 15g of white chocolate


Melt the chocolate, cream and icing sugar in a small saucepan on low heat.  Stir the combined ingredients till become thick.  Take of the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Place a toothpick in the end of each strawberry and carefully dip the end of the strawberry into the chocolate mix, coating the exterior, leaving about a quarter of an inch near the leaves free from chocolate coating.

Stick the exposed end of the strawberry into a piece of styrofoam.  Place the foam into the fridge for 30 minutes allowing the chocolate to harden.

After 30 minutes, melt the white chocolate in a small saucepan and dip a fork into the melted chocolate coating the prongs of the fork.  You can swish the fork over the strawberries to coat them with a bit of a random streak of chocolate.  This gives a free hand feel to the design.

Refrigerate for 10-20 minutes or until ready to serve.

These have a nice festive season look with the red, green, black and white colour combination.


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