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Sunday, February 13, 2011
Tuxedo Strawberries by Cindy Jacks
Nothing says Valentine's Day like chocolate covered strawberries. The tuxedo version are particularly cute. They look like a lot of work, but they're actually pretty easy and a great surprise for your significant other.
- 8 ounces dark chocolate (the best you can afford)
- 8 ounces white chocolate (the best you can afford)
- 2 tablespoons shortening (split)
- 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves
Other supplies: toothpicks, Styrofoam block or cups, paper doilies.
1. Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
2. In a double boiler, melt the whit chocolate and 1 tablespoon shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.
3. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into Styrofoam block or cup for the white chocolate to cool.
4. Melt the dark chocolate with last tablespoon of shortening using same method as the white.
5. Once white chocolate has cooled and hardened, dip strawberries in dark chocolate, first the right side covering only 1/3 of strawberry, then the left side covering only 1/3 of strawberry on that side. Leave white chocolate showing through in the middle as the tuxedo’s “shirt.”
6. Replace strawberries upside down with toothpick inserted in Styrofoam. Allow to cool.
7. Once completely cooled, arrange strawberries on serving platter covered with paper doily. Use a toothpick to dot dark chocolate “buttons” and "bow tie" onto shirt.
Serve with Whipped Cream--get it? Whipped Cream cuz that's where I'm blogging today? LOL, okay, I'll hush now :D
So it's your turn to share--what's your favorite Valentine's Day treat?