Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my readers!
I have a special post for you all!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
I made these tonight, and I was really hesitant about it because everything I read on the internet said you have to be very careful with the chocolate because if it gets too hot, it won’t set up!
1 bag of quality chocolate chips, I used Semi-Sweet Ghiradelli Chocolate Chips
1 package of fresh strawberries
-You will need a double boiler or a pot with a glass bowl over the top to act as a double boiler.
-Put water in the pot as high as you can go without the bottom of the bowl touching the water.
-Put your bowl on top of the pot, make sure no steam/moisture is escaping.
-If you get water in your chocolate, it will not work.
-Pour in half of your chocolate chips, melt it, stir with a rubber spatula.
-Once melted take off the heat, pour in about 1/4 of the bag to melt those, but cool down the chocolate that’s already melted.
-Put back onto the water, to heat just a little bit (maybe 30-45 seconds)
-Then dip your strawberries.
-Place on wax paper.
Y-ou may have to put the chocolate back onto the pot to thin it a little bit or add in more chocolate, just do it in short time periods.
Once your strawberries are coated, place in the refrigerator to harden.
IF you tempered your chocolate perfectly (it should ALWAYS be under 100 degrees), your strawberries will set up!
Make sure you eat your strawberries the same day!
Chocolate will easily absorb any smells in your refrigerator, so don’t leave them in more than a 1/2 day or so.
Have a fabulous Valentine’s Day!!