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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Chocolate Coated Strawberries



Strawberries are in season and the produce in this country is just extremely excellent - sumptuous, juicy and plump! Since it is in season, it comes a bit cheaper than usual. I was thinking of making a strawberry tart, but having tasted the little bits of heaven in a berry I opted not to subject it to further cooking. At its current state it is best enjoyed fresh!

So what happened instead was :

Dark chocolate was melted in a bain marie, which can be as basic as a bowl on top of boiling water. I put in a little cream and Kahlua for a little kick, dipped the strawberries and just let it set in the fridge for a couple of minutes.

The challenge is how to stop yourself from disrupting the cooling of the chocolate - if in case you can't, well, it's still going to be great!

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