Is there a better pairing than strawberries and chocolate? I don’t think so, especially when they’re Harry & David’s草莓和签名松露! The strawberries are almost as big as plums, and they’re perfectly ripe and juicy all the way through the berry. They’re simply the best strawberries on the planet. And of course the truffles are exactly what chocolate should be: Smooth and creamy on the inside with a thin but crisp shell of chocolate on the outside. Putting the two together into a truffle-dipped strawberry dessert is the best possible combination!
For this recipe, I mixed all of the truffles together to make the dipping sauce for the strawberries. Since Harry & David’s truffles come in so many flavors, though, you could try out different combinations. Half almond and half cherry truffles is a great duo, or you could stick to all milk chocolate or all dark chocolate. Try adding a few espresso truffles in the mix, since the rich coffee flavor makes the chocolate even deeper. Or for a double hit of fruity flavor, use all the raspberry truffles.
如何使草莓巧克力Since chocolate can be temperamental, I recommend using a double broiler. You’ll need 7 truffles per 1 dozen strawberries you would like to dip.
熔化巧克力To make the chocolate sauce, start by chopping the truffles and placing them in a heat-resistant bowl, such as a glass bowl or metal bowl. Place this bowl on top of a saucepan filled with 2 inches of water, but make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water––this could scorch the chocolate!
Bring the water to a simmer, stirring the chocolate occasionally. Because chocolate can burn easily (and cannot be saved once it burns), turn off the heat once the water boils or once half the truffles have melted. Since the residual heat from the bowl will continue to melt the chocolate, continue to stir the truffles occasionally until they melt completely. When you have a smooth melted chocolate mixture, stir it together very well to blend the flavors, especially if you’re using more than one kind of truffle.
It’s now time to dip the strawberries! I like to lay each berry in the chocolate mixture on one side, then flip it to the other. This will create the “V” design on the berry.
Dipping the Strawberries
If you have a small amount of melted truffles left over, let the first layer of chocolate harden on the strawberries, then use a spoon to drizzle the leftover chocolate over the top to make a swirly pattern.
所有的巧克力已经硬化后，草莓准备吃！这些服务为便于周日的夜间点心，日晚上，或春场合像母亲节。和任何剩余的草莓可以瓜分这个strawberry crepe recipe!
Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries
First, rinse the berries and dry them very well on paper towels.
Next, chop the truffles and place them in a heat-resistant bowl.
Pour enough water into a saucepan to come up about 2" high. Make sure the bowl of truffles does not touch the water when it is placed on top.
If you have any leftover melted truffles, drizzle it over the berries in a swirled design once the first layer of chocolate has hardened.