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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Everyone loves chocolate covered strawberries. I need not offer some cute story or reason behind why I made these… I just did. Partially from Bon Appetit, April 2010.
  • 16 ripe, unblemished strawberries
  • 6 ounces good white chocolate
  • 6 ounces good dark chocolate (I used 72%)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoons grated lemon or orange rind (I used a mixture of both)
Wash and dry the strawberries. 
Mix the sugar with the citrus rind until sugar becomes moist and everything is incorporated.
Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate and dark chocolate in separate bowls (either in a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds or so). 
Dip the strawberries in the chocolate however you’d like… and sprinkle some/all/none with the citrus sugar. Once dipped, place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Allow to cool and harden completely. Remove and serve or store in an airtight container. 
*** In order to make the swirled strawberries, I dolloped a bit of each chocolate into a bowl and slightly swirled it with a knife and then dipped the strawberries into the swirled mixture. 

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