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Recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

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March 02, 2021 13:35 IST
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A simple, delicious strawberry-based recipe, easily rustled up at home.

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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Ingredients

  • 100 gm dark Swiss chocolate slab (85 per cent cocoa), roughly chopped.
    If Swiss chocolate not available substitute with another fine chocolate brand
  • 400 gm strawberries, washed and drained but don't remove the stems or the leaves
  • 30 gm white or milk chocolate, roughly chopped, optional
  • Parchment paper to set the strawberries on; can use foil or a silicone baking mat too

Method

  • Create a water bath for the chocolate by filling a larger pot halfway with boiling water.
    Fill the chopped chocolate in a smaller pot and place it inside the large one.
    Make sure the water doesn't enter the smaller pot. Ideally the smaller pot should sit in a few inches of water only.
  • Alternatively melt the chocolate in a microwave.
    Microwave the chocolate in a glass bowl for 20 seconds.
    If it doesn't melt, heat for a further 20 seconds.
    Keep checking the chocolate and don't keep it too long in the microwave or it may burn.
  • Stir the chocolate gradually as it begins to melt.
    Once melted, place in a deep bowl.
  • Gently hold the strawberries by their leafy tops and dip 3/4 of each strawberry or more into the melted chocolate.
    Tap off any excess chocolate and place them on parchment paper to set.
  • Once the chocolate-dipped strawberries have cooled, melt the white or milk chocolate using a double boiler. Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the chocolate-coated strawberries.
  • Serve with a side of freshly cut fruits.

Recipe contributed by Switzerland Tourism.

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