Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries: A Step-by-Step Pictorial
Impress your date or significant other with this easy-to-make recipe for Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. Very little introduction is needed for this delicious dessert that looks just as good as it tastes.
Melt 2 tbsp. butter and 1/3 of a bag of milk chocolate chips in a saucepan on medium-low. If you find a double boiler easier to use, feel free.
Give 'em a few minutes to really melt.
Empty the next 1/3 of the bag in.
While your chips are melting away, put a toothpick in each of your strawberries. One container of strawberries should do it.
Stir up the mixture.
Really stir it.
Stir just once more.
Toss the last 1/3 of the chocolate chips in.
After 2-3 minutes, do one last stir. Resist the urge to dip your finger in and taste the chocolate. You're going to burn your finger. Stop. Please. I can't be held responsible for any burned fingers.
Grab a strawberry by the toothpick and dip it into your melted, oozy chocolate.
When the strawberries are all done, dip some peanuts (or other nuts) in with a fork, to make some nut clusters.
Surely a toothpicked Oreo couldn't hurt, right?
Just let them cool on a rack with aluminum foil underneath for a couple hours, and then take the next express train into Yumsville. Pour your remaining chocolate onto a piece of aluminum foil, spread fairly thin, and let it dry, too. Once cooled, shave the chocolate off the sheet with a knife. Use this for chocolate shavings later. Enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by BCC, and I'll see you all tomorrow for another edition of Wednesday Brunch. That Japanese food-centric post is still coming, too, so stay tuned for that, and for a post extolling the virtues of a certain homemade paste, very soon! Have a great day and a restful evening!