I hope you’ve all had a great Easter weekend and if need be, have also recovered from well-deserved food comas.
I spontaneously tried my hand at chocolate striped strawberries on Easter yesterday and thought I’d share some snapshots today. Though they look deceivingly simple, chocolate is surprisingly tricky to handle, so handle with care. It thickens easily, burns easily and can be an all-in-all pain to work with. No need to fret though, I’ve got you covered with this foolproof play by play of what it takes to achieve these dreamy delights!
- 3 lbs of strawberries
- 0.25 lbs semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 tbs white chocolate chips
- 1 tsp whole milk
- Parchment paper
1: Wash strawberries keeping the greens on and pat them dry on a clean kitchen towel. Set aside.
2: Place a pot with about 1 inch of water onto a stove top and let it come to a simmer at medium heat. Turn off heat, wait for water to simmer just slightly and place a heatproof bowl on top of the pan. It’s very important to turn off the heat as chocolate will burn very quickly if you don’t, and it won’t adhere to the strawberries well.
3: Place semi-sweet chocolate into the bowl and stirring lightly, steam with a spoon until melted. Take off heat immediately once done.
4: Wedge the strawberries into the chocolate leaving about 1/4 inch of the top uncovered. Let the excess chocolate drip off and place strawberry on parchment paper. Do the same for rest of strawberries.
5: Use the same procedure to steam and melt the white chocolate mixing in the milk. The milk will help create a more flowing consistency, although you can skip the milk if you feel your mixture is flowy enough. Take off the heat once melted and using a teaspoon, stripe the strawberries white by drizzling chocolate over them horizontally.
6: Let chocolate harden for approximately 30 minutes at room temperature. Alternatively for quicker results, place in fridge for approximately 10 minutes. Enjoy!
Hope you’re all enjoying your Easter Monday, remembering what Easter is all about:
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made into salvation” Romans 10:9-10 KJV