A wonderful feast for the eyes and the palate…chilled, chocolate-dipped strawberries are always a treat! Interested in gluten-free? OK, here we go! When we desire to do hospitality, and want it to be extra pretty, this is what we think of preparing.
Served on colorful vintage china with scones, this makes a perfect addition to any afternoon tea. But, we always need to make extra because the men love them, too. We save them a bowlful, and they are so grateful! Since it already is, or soon will be, strawberry season in your neck-of-the-woods, I couldn’t resist posting this so you can try it with your own or those from the store. Either way, you will be delighting your dear family and guests alike.
The recipe is very simple, but I don’t have any exact measurements:
20-25 large strawberries
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups Nestle’s or Ghirardelli semi-sweet gluten-free chocolate chips
- 1 stick of butter
- several dashes of sea salt
- 1-2 tsp. of vanilla
Take those large, juicy strawberries (with the tops on), wash and dry well, and chill them in the refrigerator. Wash them only right before you use them to prevent them from getting mushy.
Wash your berries and dry them well.
Take the chocolate chips and melt them in a small saucepan with the butter, sea salt, (and optional vanilla) to taste. When the butter and chips are melted, you will want the consistency to be smooth, shiny, and a little runny (not too much), not chunky or matte. You do not want the chocolate to glob onto the strawberries, but to drip off when you do your dipping. If not, add more butter, to attain the shiny look.
Dip half-way into chocolate mixture only once.
Take the chilled, dry strawberries and dip them into the chocolate mixture and set gently on a tray covered in wax paper. Allow to cool by placing in the refrigerator until hardened. Serve and enjoy.
Set on waxed paper and into the fridge.
You can use the last of the chocolate to make some extra treats by stirring almonds into the remaining chocolate and placing them on waxed paper to harden in the fridge.
This recipe is brought to you by Jacqueline from http://www.deeprootsathome.com/.
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