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Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Valentine's Delight for those who can't cook!

We all love a little of something sweet to finish meal with and we can all go out and buy a cake but on Valentine's day you want to go that little bit further and make things yourself. This can often cause complete failure when you try to attempt a recipe for a spectacular cake and end up with just a fantastic fail instead.

Well never fear, Victoria Blisse is here and I have the perfect solution for one of the sexiest and easiest desserts you can imagine. In our house it's called chocolate dip and the great thing is this recipe does work for all the family but also works on a more intimate and sexy one on one setting too.

What you need is:

Some of your favourite chocolate broken into bits.

A bowl (a glass one, like pyrex is your best bet, something that can take heat)

A quarter filled pan of boiling water.

And fruit of your choice cut into easy to handle chunks.

To make your chocolate dip you boil some water in a pan then turn the pan down to the lowest setting and leave it at a very low simmer. If your water is still bubbling turn it off completely, you don't want this to get too hot.

break up your chocolate (just an ounce or two should be plenty) into the glass bowl and place it over the pan of recently boiled water so the bottom does not touch the water.

Now you leave your chocolate to do it's thing and you can get on with chopping your fruit. Things like strawberries and grapes you can leave whole but you might want to chop bananas or apples or any other bigger fruits you might use. Marshmallows are also yummy dipped in chocolate but do nto count towards your 5 a day!

Now check your chocolate, give it a little stir and see if it's all melted. If it is it is ready to go if there are still a few lumps just leave it for a little longer. Don't over stir, this can make your chocolate go weird.

When you are ready carry your chocolate to the table/sofa/floor/bed with your plate of fruit and enjoy dipping. Extra fun can be had if you feed your partner with the drippy chocolate covered fruit.

I leave the rest to your imaginations! Enjoy.


doxymom said...

Yummy! Do you suppose warm nutella would work, too?

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Jean P said...

Oh my mouth starting watering, thinking of chocolate covered strawberries, yummy

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Virginia said...

mmmmmm chocolate covered strawberries.


Cindy L said...

We always celebrate V Day as a family and my boys love chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate covered Oreos.


Elie said...

I love chocolate covered fruits. Acually, I was going to make this tomorrow with my little ones. Delicious.

Chicks of Characterization said...

Yummy! And since I CAN'T cook, this would be perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!!!


Di said...

yum - have to get some strawberries - or maybe it will work with the dark cherries I have?

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Maria said...

Yum...nothing better than chocolate covered fruit, rice krispie treats or marshmallows!


Cathy M said...

Doxy, I done this with Nutella and its delicious. It even melts a bit better than regular chocolate.

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heavy hedonist said...

Sadly, I'm a pro cook, so I'm forced to make things like Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes glazed with Ganache, or Persian Love Cake, or Apricot-Pistachio Baklava.
Or just some Lavendar Biscotti.
There's nothing wrong with fruit & chocolate though-- it's a can't miss combo.

LuAnn said...

This sounds marvelous!

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Michaela said...

Awesome idea! Thank you!

lisagk said...

How about dipping Angel Food Cake? Not a fruit, but still sounds like it would be good.
Thanks for the recipe!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Oh, how fun! Chocolate and fruit sounds perfect for a dessert with my sweetie.
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Karin said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing that with us.

Victoria Blisse said...

Doxy -I do nuttella sometimes for my daughter when I do just an individual portion, it works fine.

Wow, so many comments. I knew this would be a winner.

Though I do want to go round to hedonists to get a hold of some of those desserts that sound delightful!