Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Maureen McCartney at 8Chocolate knows how to create very artistic and delicious chocolate strawberries!
1 pound or about 18 fresh strawberries
200 grams of milk or dark premium chocolate (dark chocolate provides more contrast with the white chocolate)
40 grams of white chocolate
Wash the fresh strawberries thoroughly leaving the green tops on. Dry the strawberries so no water is left on them.
Melt the milk or dark chocolate. You can use a double boiler or mini crock pot. Skewer the strawberry tops with a small fork and dip into the melted chocolate. Cover the whole strawberry except for a 1/4″ of red around the top. Place on a waxed paper lined pan and repeat with the other strawberries. Put the pan of chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge for 10 minutes to harden the chocolate.
In the meantime, break up the white chocolate into pieces and melt them in the microwave for about one minute. Remove the hardened strawberries from the fridge.
Using a utensil with small tines, dip it into the white chocolate. Quickly spread the chocolate back and forth creating ribbons of white chocolate and covering only the darker chocolate on the strawberries. Place in fridge again for 10 minutes to harden the white chocolate and they are ready to enjoy.