Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Dinner - Part 3

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
There are few things more romantic than chocolate-covered strawberries.

Fresh strawberries, about 4-5 per person
Good-quality dark chocolate morsels, about 2-3 ounces

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.

I used a double broiler to melt my chocolate. However, you could use a microwave, just be careful not to burn the chocolate. For a double broiler, take a small stock pot and add a little water. On the stove top, bring the water to barely a simmer. Place a glass bowl over the pot, making sure the water doesn't touch the bowl. The hot steam will melt the chocolate. Add the chocolate and allow to melt slowly; gently stir the chocolate occasionally.

Once the chocolate melts, remove from the heat. Dip the strawberries one at a time. Place on the parchment-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.

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