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The BEST Simple But Dramatic Dessert - Articles Surfing


After creating an incredible meal, thinking of something sweet and satisfying to finish it with is not always easy. But it's easier then you could imagine. Most home chefs are not bakers or dessert makers and often opt out for easy unhealthy ideas in lieu of something homemade.

Here's a great solution that with make you look like a rock star in the kitchen. Your friends will be blown away by this treat and will be copying you (and taking credit) for years to come.

We've all had a chocolate dipped strawberry before but you've forgotten how good they really are. They are also can be a healthy alternative with a little bit of decadence too.

The supplies are minimal and preparation couldn't be simpler.

' Strawberries with leaves still on
' Favorite type of chocolate: mild, dark and white
' Wax paper

Optional ideas:

' Add your favorite brandy or liqueur:
' Add 2 tablespoons heavy cream
' Chopped nuts, crushed Oreos, sprinkles, coconut or any other topping

Wash berries and pat dry. (Any moisture on the berries and the chocolate won't stick) Melt chocolate in a double boiler pot. If you don't have one, place an inch or two of water in a pot then place a glass bowl on top of the pot. A double boiler prevents chocolate from burning. In a pinch you can always use the microwave but make sure to melt in small increments to prevent the chocolate from scolding.

Once chocolate starts melting, stir any lumps out. Holding the leaves, delicately dip the strawberry in the chocolate slowly rotating to cover all the sides.

Place dipped berries on wax paper to set. To make it a bit fancier, melt a different type of chocolate and drizzle the berries using a fork for a contrast. Or dip half in one chocolate and the other half in a different chocolate. If you are applying toppings like nuts or crushed Oreos, let the chocolate set for a moment and then gently roll the berry in the topping.

Place berries in the fridge to chill. Eat immediately. They will keep for one day or so but start to get juicy if left too long. But then again, who could leave these babies sitting for too long. They are an instant hit and add a touch of dramatic class to any dinner party, barbeque or holiday party. People with think you're a food genius and will have no idea just how easy it was.


Submitted by:

Lulu Wells

Lulu Wells is a home chef and member of the Food Lovers Society, a forum for people who love eating, cooking, entertaining and celebrating life through food. Show your love of food. Please visit us at http://www.foodloverssociety.com



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