In honour of Valentine’s Day, I am posting a simple and delicious recipe of chocolate covered strawberries arranged in a bouquet. This makes a beautiful gift and a gorgeous centrepiece for a table. Best of all, it’s inexpensive!
Chocolate covered strawberries are my husband’s absolute favourite. They can be quite expensive when you buy them at specialty stores but making them yourself is so simple and cost efficient.
1-2 boxes large strawberries on stems
(I buy mine from Fruiterie Maruti. Email them and they come to your door! Thefruitstore@yahoo.ca)
1 c. high quality couverture chocolate (milk, white or dark)
Melting chocolate can be tricky but if you follow the way I do it, it’s not only simple, it’s fool-proof!
Wash and dry the strawberries.
These are the strawberries I use from Fruiterie Maruti:
If you want, arrange the strawberries on a tray to get an idea of how you will place them once they are covered in chocolate:
Place couverture chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Place in microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. Repeat until chocolate is almost all melted. When you see that almost all the chocolate is melted, keep stirring until the chocolate is completely melted.
Once it begins to melt, it will look like this…
Once it is melted, it will look like this:
Now dip the strawberries into the chocolate…and try not to eat them!
Repeat with remaining strawberries and let dry on a dish or board…don’t they look adorable!
Now arrange the chocolate covered strawberries in a bouquet on a pretty platter..
You can arrange other cut fruit, like slices of kiwi or oranges on to the tray to complete the look…Delicious!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!