Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Treat of the Week #2

Okay it's a bit late ( I had computer troubles all weekend)  but here is treat of the week 2.  

Chocolate Covered Strawberries.  

I came across these strawberries at a local roadside stand and they were screaming to be dipped in chocolate.  They had gorgeous long stems and they were about the size of the palm of my hand.  I knew at home waiting for me was a Trader Joe's pound plus chocolate bar left over from holiday baking that was screaming to be used up.  These are dipped in milk chocolate and drizzled with white.  I prefer dark chocolate in this type of application, but milk is what I had on hand.  In one of my many late night viewings of the Food Network, I once say Alton Brown melt his chocolate in a bowl over a heating pad, so you make sure to temper the chocolate properly--crazy right?!  It totally works, the consistency was perfect and it hardened nicely.