Who's That Girl
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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
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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