Saturday, May 8, 2010

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I was driving through Gilroy today, and thought I'd stop at one of the street vendors and buy some fresh strawberries. So, I bought a box full of them. They were not only good tasting, but also looked so pretty, I wanted to put them on my blog. So, here is an easy recipe for a good desert.

semi sweet chocolate chips

Wash your strawberries and dry them with a paper towel.

Melt some chocolate in a pan on the stove top, or microwave. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. Use low heat. It is best if you can melt chocolate over boiling water (ex. double boiler), just to make sure you don't overheat it.

Look at these strawberries! They are huge!

When the chocolate is melted, dip strawberries in, and place them onto a tray.

Leave them in the refrigerator for 23-30 minutes before serving in order to solidify the chocolate.

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A double boiler is a great tool to have. It is great for cooking things that cannot stand high temperatures, such as melting chocolate, boiling milk, making fondue, even cooking foods high in vitamins. Double boiler consists of two parts- bottom part is filled with water and heated on the stove top, and top part contains the food item you need to heat (ex. chocolate). Since water will boil at 100C (212F), the top portion of the pan will not experience any temperatures higher than that. This will ensure that your chocolate does not burn, which is easy to do.


  1. But Gilroy is famous for garlic!

  2. Yeah, but chocolate covered garlic is probably not as good.

  3. Ah, that was you my friend! Come tonight and taste some chocolate strawberries, if you can.