We are in strawberry heaven right now.
The berries are plentiful, flavorful, juicy – and a month early! I paid less than $1.00 per pound for these beauties. Strawberries have always been my hubby’s happy food. They seem to cheer him up no matter what’s going on. And a cheerful hubby is worth his weight in…strawberries. So last night I made a batch of his favorite strawberry-rhubarb jam and then I dipped a few in dark chocolate because they were too pretty not to dress up.
First, here’s a link to the jam recipe:
The only ingredients for the dipped berries were Ghiradelli dipping chocolate and berries.
Wash and dry a few berries.
Chop up a few bars of the chocolate so that it will melt quickly and evenly.
Put it into a microwave safe bowl or cup – something that is fairly deep.
Microwave in 30 second increments to melt.
Be sure there is no water in your bowl or the chocolate will seize.
Dip berries and place on wax paper to set up. Pop in fridge for a few minutes.
Eat and enjoy.
Store extras in fridge for a day or so.
Notes: I thought a bit of orange liqueur would really be special in the chocolate, but it caused it to “seize” up – getting immediately lumpy and hard. It was delicious as candy, but didn’t work for dipping.
Make only a few at a time as the strawberries will get soggy after a day or so in the fridge.
So that’s it. Find some quality strawberries. Melt a quality dark chocolate and dip away.