Sunday, December 11, 2011

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries are beautiful to see, and amazingly luscious to eat. When you wish somebody to know they are special, this is a fantastic strategy to get started.

This is a super easy recipe. If you haven’t worked much with chocolates, try starting using this method, and don’t worry about having to temper the chocolate. Simple for the rookie the results are nonetheless spectacular.

If you want, melt a cup of white chocolate along with a tablespoon of shortening, just like you do with the milk chocolate. Using a fork or a toothpick, drizzle the white chocolate over the milk chocolate covered strawberries. An effective added step, but a spectacular finish!


• 2 cups (16 ounces) milk chocolate chips
• 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
• 1 lb . fresh strawberries with leaves attached
• Toothpicks or little skewers


1. Rinse and pat dry strawberries. Ensure that they’re quite dry or the chocolate won’t adhere.
2. Insert a small skewer (they’re a bit easier to handle than toothpicks if you have got them) into the top of each strawberry.
3. In the top of the a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening with each other, mixing until very smooth. Don’t permit the water in the bottom part pot touch the bottom part of the top pan.
4. Holding the strawberries by the toothpick or skewer, dip the berries into the chocolate mixture.
5. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into a block of Styrofoam or an inverted egg container for the chocolate in order to cool and set.

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