Monday, February 14, 2011

Chocolate dipped strawberries -for my valentine

“I don't pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.” – Anonymous

Today is Valentine’s Day. Another occasion to tell my hubby how special he is to me. For a surprise dinner, I’ve planned to make garlic bread, Spanish omlette, a salad and …chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert (the best part of a meal).

Take a look at how I made the dessert and the dinner recipes will soon be posted.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2

You need:
12 fresh strawberries with leaves            
40gms of white chocolate
20gms of dairy milk chocolate (brown)

  1. Wash the strawberries gently under cold water. Do not remove the leaves but make sure it’s washed thoroughly; dry them using a paper towel and set aside
  2. Break the white chocolate bars into a bowl and put them in the microwave for 30-40secs on high. If your chocolate is nice and smooth when you stir it, then go ahead and get ready to dip, if not put it back in the microwave for another 30secs and stir again
  3. Once the chocolate is ready for dipping, take a tray and place a piece of foil on it
  4. Take each strawberry, hold it on the top (be careful not to tear the leaves), dip it in the chocolate making a circular motion, take it out, twist it so the chocolate is well coated, now place it on the foil. Make sure you dip only 3/4th of the strawberry in the chocolate
  5. Keep it aside for 5mts (in room temp)
  6. Follow step 2 with the dairy milk chocolate bars (brown)  
  7. By the now, the white chocolate coating will take shape on the strawberry. Take the white chocolate coated strawberry and dip it in the chocolate sauce(brown) till it half coats the white chocolate (wow…don’t they look elegant!)
  8. Follow the same method for the rest of the strawberries and refrigerate. Let it set for 30mts to an hour.
Serve with lots of love…

I hope you enjoyed making the chocolate dipped strawberry for your sweetheart!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Yours tastefully!!


  1. pretty pretty!!! Aint your valentine the luckiest man.

  2. Perfect dessert for a valentine dinner...this was heavenly..this may sound biased (for everyone on this forum) but honestly, I am not just bowled over for you being just 'you'...but the fact that you ensure each moment is special..!! Strongly recommend this simple-as-it-may-appear delicacy to everyone...bound to get some praises

  3. @Shaj:I have no deserve the best and more...thank you