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WHO'S THAT GIRL: A higher education obsessed foodie who is documenting her life in the kitchen. I love to cook delicious, gourmet-style foods for those I love and always welcome a challenge in the kitchen. With that challenge comes an impromptu nature. I tend to avoid following recipes to the exact, so you are not likely to find very many posted here. Being that I am a Libra and am learning to be free in the kitchen, the story always goes, "A pinch of this and a smattering of that!" Thank you for visiting -- and happy reading!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Strawberries Dressed for the Occasion

Sea salt + Chocolate + Butter + Strawberries = Two very blissful women.

That would be Kelly and Nancy. Chocolate? I'm not a fan.

But that two of them are.

We had planned to have Kelly over for dinner tonight to celebrate the holiday. A simple, small gathering.

But I wanted to do something extra special -- chocolate-covered strawberries.

I have attempted this one other time in life. I pulled it off poorly, primarily because I overcooked the chocolate, and too fast. It had begun to turn into candy, but determined me plunged the tender strawberries in the chocolate anyway. What a sight.

This time, I planned ample time to work through the process with gentle grace.

I very slowly melted the butter, then added the chocolate two to four blocks at a time.

It took about 10 minutes to completely melt the chocolate. I then turned off the heat and gently dipped each strawberry, twirling them slightly before placing them -- softly -- onto wax paper.

They were quite lovely. I could have added a bit more chocolate to each before placing them in the fridge to allow the chocolate to solidify. But, alas -- I didn't get any complaints about them at the dinner table.

In fact -- I had an audience all the while I was preparing them. Yep -- Alex. She so wanted a taste.

A little, bitty, tiny taste? Please?

No, sorry Alex. No chocolate for dogs.

Goodness, it is sometimes hard to resist that precious little face.

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