Monday, April 4, 2011

All Things Strawberry

I don't know about other parts of the world, but where I live, the strawberries right now are huge, beautiful, and relatively inexpensive. We have been eating them in salads, sliced on top of waffles for breakfast, and straight out of the fridge for snacks. So tonight for family night we fixed strawberries in two of my favorite ways.... Chocolate dipped and slathered in brown sugar. These are two very easy and heavenly recipes that I hope you will enjoy!

Perfect Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

1 pint strawberries
6 oz. milk chocolate chips
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbs. shortening

Wash strawberries and lay out on a towel to dry. They need to be fully dried before you dip them or the chocolate won't stick. Combine chocolate chips and shortening in a small bowl and microwave in 20-30 second intervals, stirring in between each one. Hold strawberries by the stem and dip into the chocolate, swirling to cover all sides and then lay out on a piece of wax paper to dry. Allow to sit for about 1 hour before serving.

Sweet and Savory Strawberries

strawberries- washed and dried
sour cream
brown sugar

I love to serve this for an appetizer or side dish. Just a small bowl with sour cream and another with brown sugar. Your guests can roll their strawberries in the cream and then in the sugar. It sounds like a strange combination, but it is amazing.

1 comment:

Alli grins said...

Seriously, the best! I love the sour cream and brown sugar idea too. We'll be trying that soon:)

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