Monday, December 19, 2011

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

 My favourite days of the month are The Secret Recipe Club's reveal days, when all those delightfully gourmet photographs appear at once on club members pages. It's the time I feast my eyes on other people's creations and marvel at the  new windows of opportunity opening around me.  So much deliciousness, so little time!
This month I was privileged to receive an assignment to work from the blog Simply. Food.
I am always fascinated by other people's food blogs and the way they go about their kitchens and their food lives. Simply Food is a blog dedicated to vegetarian cooking, keeping it simple and delicious. The blog is full of delightful recipes and I had a hard time choosing, once again. As you may know, my "food life" is sweet and perhaps sometimes a bit too complicated, so it was refreshing to see so many simple yet effective (and obviously mouth watering) recipes on this blog.
I decided to take that simplicity and make it festive, for the Christmas season ahead of us, with Simply. Food's Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.
I had bought quite giant strawberries grown in Victoria, so I halved the recipe from the sure to check out Simply Food's version! And enjoy!


12 ripe strawberries, room temperature
200g white chocolate
Edible gold dust or other decoration (such as sprinkles, edible stars, coconut)
12 Toothpicks or skewers

Melt the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, checking and stirring frequently to prevent burning.
Insert one toothpick into each centre of the green leafy part of each strawberry. Dip the strawberries one by one into the melted chocolate, then dipping into your choice of decoration while still slightly wet. If you are using edible gold dust, use a small brush to sprinkle the powder over the chocolate. Lay aside to set before serving.


  1. Oh, my gosh...these are gorgeous!! I've dipped strawberries in dark chocolate, but next time will be white for sure!!!

  2. Oooh...I love love love dipped strawberries. What's crazy? I am allergic to chocolate, but don't have any of the reactions when I eat a dipped strawberry. Weird, right? I am not complaining, that's for sure! These look lovely!

  3. Lovely dipped strawberries, looks gorgeous dear, Congrats too..., came to know that you had a little one.., Happy holidays and a merry Christmas too..., Hey, Of course I would have forgotten, lovely clicks too...

  4. Absolutely beautiful. Happy Holidays!

  5. Thankyou for cooking from my blog. The strawberries look delicious.

  6. I love the Edible gold dust you put on them!

  7. YUM! Love Choc. covered strawberries

  8. Love the addition of the gold to the strawberries - a perfect touch. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you. Happy Holidays!!

  9. Lovely SRC post...that gold dust takes it right over the top!

  10. First of all...your pictures are gorgeous!!! And the strawberries look just perfect! : )

  11. thanks everyone! dont forget to check out Simply Foods version! happy holidays! and a blessed christmas to you all!

  12. I'm feeling romantic just looking at the strawberries. Beautiful photographs.

  13. Just found your blog via SRC and love it! Your recipes look so yummy and I can't wait to try.

    Stop by my blog sometime :)



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