Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
|Large strawberries with stems||16 Ounce (1 Basket)|
|Sweet dark chocolate||8 Ounce (Two 4 Ounce Each Bars)|
Carefully rinse strawberries.
Using paper towels, dry berries thoroughly.
Break chocolate into sections.
Finely chop 5 of the sections and reserve.
Break remaining sections into double boiler over 1-inch simmering water.
Stir constantly until melted and smooth.
(Do not overheat.) Remove pan of chocolate.
Add reserved finely chopped chocolate, stirring until smooth.
Melted chocolate should be thick enough to hold a shape when stirred.
Hold each strawberry by stem or a fork.
Tilt the pan and use a spoon to coat each berry with chocolate.
Hold each berry upside down to catch drips.
Place in fluted foil cupcake liners or on pan covered with plastic wrap.
Chill until firm or freeze a few minutes to serve immediately.