So we have a potluck at the office today, and I chose to bring dessert. I didn’t have much time last night, what with the awesome 100th episode of LOST on, so I decided on my trusty secret recipe of chocolate-covered strawberries.
For those of you who went to university with me, I’m sure you will remember my many batches of famous chocolate-covered strawberries A lot of people in school asked me for this recipe, so I might as well re-post it here in case anyone from uni reads this.
Allie’s Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Step 1: Start with the freshest, juiciest organic strawberries you can find. Local is better but I know that’s not always possible. It’s even better when you pick your own from your garden…
Step 2: Start with a pot of water and bring it to a gentle boil, you will then want to cover it with another pan or a heat-safe bowl. This is a water bath. In this case I used a bowl on top. Use high-quality organic chocolate. My secret is to use chocolate hazelnut. I like the texture and chunkiness that the hazelnuts add to the strawberries and it goes well with the chocolate. Lastly, I crack a TINY bit of sea salt into the chocolate to bring out the taste of the chocolate. It sounds strange, but it works wonders.
Step 3: Coat the strawberries with the chocolate. Make sure your strawberries are VERY dry when you do this, otherwise you will mess up the chocolate consistency. I like to air dry them if I have time, but a blowdryer or fan on cool works if you’re in a rush. Once coated, place them tip up in a tray.
Step 4: Melt some white chocolate with the same sort of water bath. Again, high quality white chocolate. I add a tiny bit of vanilla to this for flavour and colour.
Step 5: Drizzle the white chocolate over the strawberries.
Step 6: Let cool for 15 minutes or so, and then place into the fridge. Don’t cover.
Step 7: EAT! And enjoy
In other news, I am SOOO excited for the Canucks game tonight against the Blackhawks. It’s been way too long. I’ve still been wearing my jersey every day, even when snowboarding. Puck drop is early at 6:00 pm, so don’t miss it.
Lastly, I’ll be visiting a secret new Twilight set today. Can’t wait!