Monday, April 14, 2008

The Bitter - Sweet Symphony Continues!

I promised you yesterday that I would share my delicious recipe for chocolate dipped strawberries (though this applies to other fruits too, especially ones like dried mango slices!), and I do really think it's one of the best out there. You do have to keep in mind 1 or 2 things about this summertime snack though. One of them is (unless you live in a greenhouse all year) this is a SUMMER snack only. Strawberries that aren't in season = bitter / sour results, especially with my little twist. Never mind that strawberries should never be eaten fresh at all unless they're picked from the berry farm down the road! I have some fond memories of those days! But I digress. The second key point is to make sure you give the first layer ample time to dry and set before you attempt the second dunk. Black may LOOK nice with white, but we don't want brown muddy second coats on our berries!

All this ado aside, I'm now passing on this ARF / 5-A-Day worthy dessert (which you'll be able to see on Cate's blog, Sweetnicks,) to you!

Bitter - Sweet Dipped Berries
Serves 40
40 fresh, ripe, IN SEASON strawberries
4 oz unsweetened (yes, unsweetened) chocolate, melted
2 oz white chocolate, melted
  1. Dip each berry 3/4 of the way into the bitter chocolate.
  2. Place on a wax paper - lined baking sheet to set completely.
  3. Dip each strawberry 1/3 of the way into the white chocolate and allow to set in the same manner.
  4. Keep in fridge until ready to serve.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 27.3
Total Fat: 2.0 g
Cholesterol: 0.2 mg
Sodium: 2.2 mg
Total Carbs: 2.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
Protein: 0.6 g

3 comments :

Ricki said...

Interesting idea--I'd assume it would be too bitter that way. Do the strawberries offset the bitter choc? But then again, it IS chocolate. . . ;)

TBC said...

I have tried this once and it was so good! Yummy! After seeing your post, I'm going to try it again soon.:-)

Geggie said...

I like the idea of bitterchocolate and the sweetness of the white and the berry. Nice.