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.