Oh how sweet!
Chocolate lovers have always known what medical research has confirmed: chocolate is good for your heart. Chocolate has made people happy for centuries. Of course, in ancient Incan civilization, eating chocolate was part of a deadly act: a “bittersweet” drink of chocolate was used to sanctify the souls of human sacrifices.
Alas, many years passed before chocolate was available as a sweet treat to sanctify the souls of the living. Once brought to Europe, chocolate was greedily hoarded by royalty, who did not want their subjects to be distracted by the passion that chocolate unleashed. It is no wonder that princely heads would roll before the populace was able to indulge. Fortunately, chocolate is now available to everyone. The lucky ones know how it deliciously seduces the mouth and the soul.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
This recipe is so easy, it doesn’t really even need a write up.
Melt the chocolate, dip the strawberries:-)) Simple, fun and luxuriously satisfying.
Happy Valentine’s Day to Everyone!
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (best quality)
- 1 pound strawberries with stems, washed and dried very well
Put the semisweet chocolates into heatproof medium bowl. Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowl of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth.
Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries.
Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.