Had a tough time deciding if I should categorise this under Sweet Treat or under Quick Fix, because it’s both, really!
We received a box of lovely lovely long-stemed strawberries from my mother-in-law (MIL, for future entries) over the weekends and while munching on it during tea time today, I realised they are just PERFECT for dipping!
It costs about $18 for 500g of strawberries, but they taste really great. Crunchy, sweet, slight tartness, and really fleshy.
I used dark chocolate from IKEA which costs less than $1 a bar and tastes so good when melted (I’ll probably do another post on the awesome stuff you can get at IKEA because there are just so many hidden treasures!).
I felt this odd sense of tranquility when I was stirring the chocolate over the hot water bath. It’s unbelievably therapeutic.
Before dipping, I kept the washed strawberries in the fridge and brought them out just before dipping so that the chocolate can set quicker due to the temperature difference.
The whole process was so quick and easy, it took barely 15 mins, I guess? I was enjoying the process so much I forgot to check the time!
After popping the nicely dipped strawberries into the fridge and waiting for it to set, what do you do with excess melted chocolate?
Pray hard you have chilled bananas at home!
And to thank the lovely MIL who has always been providing us with our weekly dose of anti-oxidents, we’re gonna leave these as a little surprise for her when she visits!
If you have some strawberries and chocolates at home (some extra bananas will be even better), go prepare a warm water bath and start melting away!