Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fancy Chocolate Strawberries

As much as I desperately hated my 2 years working at Cafe Zupas, it's a job that I have definitely benefited from in many ways.

If you're familiar with Zupas, you know that they are kind of famous for their chocolate strawberries.
I got to observe the workers in the back make all kinds of treats every single day, including chocolate strawberries.
And because of that, I have finally mastered the chocolate strawberry.

You will need:
  •  wax paper
  • 1 package of milk chocolate bricks
  • 1 package of white chocolate bricks
  • strawberries
[*I recommend getting strawberries at Costco- you 
can get so much more for your buck, and they
are always so more fresh than the grocery store.]

Lay out a couple of large piece of wax paper, covering most of the counter.
[It's going to get reeeeal messy.]

Chop the chocolate bricks into 1-inch cubes.
[Keeping the milk chocolate separated from the
white chocolate.] Rinse, then dry the strawberries.

In a small glass bowl, add 4-5 milk [or white] chocolate cubes.
Microwave for 1 minute; whisk with a fork; microwave for additional time if needed.

Gently grab a strawberry by the stem, and dip into the choclate.
Lay it out to dry on the wax paper.
Repeat until you have your desired amount of milk [or white] chocolate strawberries.
Once the melted chocolate is gone, continue to add more bricks and microwave until you have your desired amount. 

Using a separate glass bowl, use the same steps above, when switching to the white [or milk chocolate].
[Be sure to leave yourself a little bit of leftover milk and white chocolate for decorating.]

Once you have your desired amount of chocolate dipped strawberries, [takes approximately 15 minutes to dry] 
use your leftover chocolate, or melt a couple more cubes; then take a fork or spoon, 
dip it in the melted chocolate, and fling it on the strawberries. 
There is no right or wrong way, just have fun with it!

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