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Easter strawberries recipe

PUBLISHED: 16:40 26 March 2015 | UPDATED: 12:40 15 March 2018

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Yes, if you want the chocolate but something a little different and grown-up, how about these chocolate dipped little Viva strawberries. You can even add them to your 5-a-day!

Info

• Preparation time: 30 minutes

• Cooking time: 10 minutes

 

You’ll need

• 200g dark chocolate

• 20 Viva strawberries (approx.)

• 100g white chocolate buttons

• Range of food colouring (optional)

• Small cake decorations such as silver balls or hundreds and thousands (optional)

 

What to do

1 - Melt the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Make sure the base of the bowl does not touch the water. Break the chocolate into small pieces and allow to melt slowly without stirring. While this is happening, lay a piece of parchment paper down.

2 - Once the chocolate has melted, remove from heat, and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Holding the Viva strawberry by the leaves, dip it completely into the chocolate, right up to top, so just the green is left. Hold the strawberry up and allow excess to drip off.

3 - Carefully lay the strawberry down onto the parchment paper and allow to cool completely. Continue with all the strawberries.

4 - Melt the white chocolate in the same way. Once melted divide the chocolate into bowls and if using food colouring, colour the white chocolate with the different food colouring at this stage.

5 - Pour the melted white chocolate into disposable piping bags. Snip a tiny hole in the end of the piping bag, and drizzle the chocolate over the strawberries. You could do lines, dots or zigzags and alternate colours and designs. If you don’t have a piping bag, use a teaspoon to drizzle the chocolate over the strawberries.

6 - Attach decorations (if using) while the white chocolate is still melted and tacky. Use any remaining white chocolate to coat some extra strawberries. Allow to set completely, and enjoy the same day.

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