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Chocolate dipped Strawberries

In Food on February 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

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Valentine’s day can be special and affordable, I make these quite often (usually 3-4 times month) when my local grocery store has fragrant and beautiful strawberries.  This is by far the simplest way to make them I have found and always a consistent, tasty result.

This recipe is courtesy of Ina Garten and Food Network

From personal experience any strawberries that taste good will do (doesn’t have to be long stemmed) and also I use Lindt 90% Cocoa/Chocolate bar from Target. And yes they really do harden in 2 minutes! Yay, they’re fast and tasty.

Ingredients

Directions

To make tempered chocolate, chop the chocolate into pieces and place 3/4 of it in a small glass bowl in a microwave for 20 seconds exactly. Stir the chocolate and continue to microwave for 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until the chocolate is smooth and shiny. Add the remaining 1/4 of the chocolate and stir until smooth. The chocolate should register 87 to 89 degrees F on a candy thermometer.

Dip each strawberry into the tempered chocolate and place on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 2 minutes to set.

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