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Valentine’s Day Treats: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Sometimes the simplest things are by far the best!

Chocolate covered strawberries are a must for Valentine’s Day and these recipes show you how to make them extra special.

Chocolate Drizzled Strawberries

 

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20 strawberries (washed and dried well)

200g milk chocolate (at least 32% cocoa solids)

150g white chocolate (at least 30% cocoa solids)

Melt the milk and white chocolate in separate heatproof bowls au bain-maire.

Remove the chocolate from the heat and leave too cool for a few minutes.

Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.

Hold a strawberry by the stem and dip the fruit into the milk chocolate. Slowly lift the strawberry out of the chocolate, twisting it slightly and letting the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl.

Place the strawberry on the parchment paper. Repeat the process so all the strawberries have been coated in chocolate.

Dip the end of a tablespoon into the bowl of white chocolate and practice drizzling over the melted chocolate. Hint: Loosely hold the top of the spoon.

Once you feel confident, drizzle the white chocolate over the strawberries.

Leave the strawberries to set.

Strawberries in Suits

10 strawberries (washed and dried well)

150g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)

100g white chocolate (at least 30% cocoa solids)

 

Melt the dark and white chocolate in separate heatproof bowls au bain-maire.

Remove the chocolate from the heat and leave too cool for a few minutes.

Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.

Hold a strawberry by the stem and dip the fruit into the white chocolate. Slowly lift the fruit out of the chocolate, twisting it slightly and letting the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl.

At a 45 degree angle, dip the strawberry into the dark chocolate to make the jacket. Let the excess drip off and place on the parchment paper.

Dip the rest of the strawberries.

Add 2-3 tablespoons of dark chocolate into a piping and pip a bowtie and three buttons on each strawberry.

Leave to set and devour at will!

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