With it being National Chocolate Week I knew I had to do something chocolate!! After the Birthday Blackout Cake there was no way I could face another cake like that without feeling horribly guilty! I mentioned before in another post that I am trying to lose a few (*ahem*) pounds. So, after the above-mentioned cake and then a weekend in London eating cake I vowed this week I was going to be good! I had a brilliant idea chocolate covered fruit! More specific strawberries!
It was a good idea.
‘Was’ being the operative word.
The chocolate seized up. I was distracted and it over heated basically. The other thing that makes chocolate seize up when melting it is water. So, make sure your utensils are completely dry and make sure you don’t over heat it! I managed 3 strawberries that Mini-baker gobbled up as soon as I was done getting a few pictures. She loves strawberries. Who doesn’t?
|seized up chocolate|
To make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries:
~100 or so grams of chocolate (depends completely on how many strawberries you want to dip)
~Strawberries as many as you want!
Melt chocolate I used a mix of milk and dark chocolate in a glass bowl over simmering water. One could use a microwave. If you melt it in the microwave do it slowly in 10 sec increments. Wash and dry your strawberries. Dip in chocolate. Leave on wax paper to harden. Might want to stick in fridge if not eating right away.