|Perfect Dessert Platter|
Chocolate dipped strawberry is one of the most popular dessert item known at least to me. I have made this for parties and always a big hit with guests and hostesses. This looks complicated and it may be the first time around but once becoming more skilled, this sweet dessert is easy and fast to prepare. The only slow part is the waiting time for chocolate to set. Including washing strawberries and drying, the whole process took about 20 minutes. I was working at a leisurely pace and was trying to video dipping strawberries too.
|3 easy steps|
1 large bar of Godiva chocolate (it is pricier but trust me the cost is worth it)
12 large strawberries
1. Clean straberries and dry. Make sure there is no water on the berries. It is very important.
2. Melt chocolate. I only wanted to make 12 strawberries so I used a small ceremaic bowl and placed it in a small pot with water just barely bubbling. Do not let water broil.
3. Once chocolate is melted, heat can be turn off. Hold the stem or the leafy part of the berry and coat the berry by turning it.
4. Let chcoolate set in a tray on parchment or wax paper. I didn't have either so I just used foil and it was fine.
5. I placed the finished berries in the fridge to speed up the process.
6. I used leftover chocolate to add horizontal texture to the berries. I was not quite successul in making beautiful detail like Godiva. I forgot that I needed to let the first coat of chocolate to set before adding the details on top. It was still pretty but I was looking for perfection. It was not important as everyone loved the presentation and the taste.
|Waiting for chocolate to set|