These fudgy chocolate-dipped strawberries are perfect for Valentine’s Day, a special occasion, or just a sweet indulgence.
- 400g high quality fresh strawberries
- A 100g bar of your favourite chocolate
- A tin of Gardiners fudge
- Optional: Flaky sea salt, chopped pistachios, or anything you would like to garnish with.
Prepare the strawberries: Gently wash and dry the strawberries thoroughly. Pat them dry with paper towels, ensuring no moisture remains, as this can cause the chocolate to seize. Remove any leaves or stems.
Melt the chocolate: In a double boiler or heat-resistant bowl set over simmering water, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together, stirring constantly, until smooth and glossy. Do not overheat, or the chocolate can scorch.
Dunk your strawberries: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Holding a strawberry by the stem, dip it into the chocolate mixture, coating it evenly about two-thirds of the way up. Gently tap the strawberry against the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Let any remaining chocolate drip back into the bowl.
Repeat and chill: Repeat the dipping and garnishing process with all the remaining strawberries. Refrigerate the dipped strawberries for at least 30 minutes, or until the chocolate is firm.
Melt the fudge: Once the strawberries have chilled, in a separate double boiler melt some of your fudge of choice. Once liquid, drizzle the fudge on the strawberries.
Garnish (optional): Immediately sprinkle with your desired garnish, such as flaky sea salt, and place back in the fridge to set completely.
Serve and enjoy: Once chilled, remove the strawberries from the refrigerator and serve immediately. The chocolate will soften slightly at room temperature, creating a delightful contrast with the juicy strawberries.
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