Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Double Goodnes

I love chocolate and I love strawberries... and yesterday for Valentine's I attended a demo for making the perfect Chocolate Covered Strawberries (sorry I didn't take any pictures). Some of the tips I learned event though they were very intuitive sometimes you forget about them:


Look for strawberries that are of a good size so when you display them they look good and appetizing... look for those that will bit smaller than the palm of your hand



Make sure your strawberries are clean, completely dry and at room temperature before you start dipping them in the chocolate. This way you won't end up with water under or over the chocolate.



Finally, the color of your strawberries is very important. Look for those that are red almost all the way to the hulls so you can dip them the most into the chocolate and also so the contrast with the green leaves of the hulls.

Have a fun Tuesday and hope you got "chocolated" out yesterday!

20 comments:

  1. Room temperature - genius. I think that must be what I've done wrong in the past, thanks!

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  2. um with pistachios! i HAVE to try that.

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  3. I never thought about dipping strawberries with pistachios but it looks like the perfect combination - I'm with Audrey, going to have to try that one out!

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  4. A Chocolate dipping class....how fun!! i'm looking forward to our cooking class Valentine's Day gift we have planned :)

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  5. Oddly, I've never been a big fan of chocolate covered strawberries (or fruit in general), but maybe I just haven't tried the right combination yet.

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  6. Ohmigosh these are too divine for words! Happy, Happy Belated Valentine's Day!! :)

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  7. What a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine's Day, and thank you for the terrific tips! Chocolate covered strawberries sound divine!

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  8. mmm, i love chocolate covered strawberries! we had some with our chocolate fondue at new years and i've been dreaming of them ever since. i can't wait till strawberries are cheaper so i can eat some every. single. day. :)

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  9. Ohhh yum! I would love to try those righ now:) We had a lovely chocolate slice last night:) happy Tuesday, darling
    I was so happy to see your comment yesterday:) Muah

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  10. These look so good! Salivating over here.

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  11. Oh! One of my favorites! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  12. Mmm I LOVE chocolate covered strawberries!

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  13. Sounds like so much fun. Thanks for sharing the great tips with us!

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  14. This is definitely one of the best combinations...chocolate + strawberries! Yummy!

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  15. Yum! Love chocolate covered strawberries! Atr chocolate ice cream with chocolate chip cookies for dinner last night! :)

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  16. mmmmy mouth is watering! awesome tips! as per usual!

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  17. YUUUMMY!!!

    for our small wedding, the groom's "cake" was cake bites and dipped strawberries and it was divine :)

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