Saturday, April 18, 2015

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Photo courtesy of the Cooking Corner.
     We had a wedding in the family a few weeks ago and then it seemed we rolled right into the Easter bunny. I've been off schedule ever since.
     Just hours before the wedding I helped the bride make one of the highlights of the dessert table, chocolate covered strawberries. This was totally out of my realm, but proved quite easy. 
     We melted the chocolate in a 3 bowl slow cooker and starting dipping and dripping (the excess chocolate). The berries were laid on waxed paper to set up while we finished the meat trays. Timing is everything. We stacked these little pretties on fancy plates, wrapped them in foil and then dashed off to dress for the ceremony.
     Everyone at the reception loved these goodies and I found a few of the kids trying to snag handfuls. This would be a nice touch for upcoming spring and summer weddings.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
6 quarts of large strawberries
2 lb. of chocolate, 1 white and 1 milk chocolate.

Wash berries but do not cut off tops. Spread on layers of paper towel to dry.

Melt chocolate on low, stirring often. Use a small pan in a double boiler if needed.

Dip berries in chocolate, letting them drip briefly and gently shake off excess.

Lay on waxed paper for 20 minutes or so to set up. Store in an airtight container.


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