Combining chocolate and strawberries is a sure hit, a classic that never fails, especially on Valentine's Day if you want to present a most romantic breakfast or desserts, or on any spring day when you want to treat yourself. The contrast between the freshness and juiciness of strawberries, and the character and smoothness of chocolate in any of its varieties, makes decorated chocolate strawberries something addictive.

You have many ways to prepare chocolate strawberries: you can play both with the type of chocolate and with the decorations and toppings with which you will decorate them.

From dipping them into the melted chocolate bath in a fondue to savoring them when they're hidden under a thick black coating, there are as many ways to prepare them as your imagination desires. And to awaken your inspiration, today I bring you some ideas and decorations to celebrate this day in the sexiest and most delicious way.

Let's go with them!
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe

Ingredients

  • Strawberries or strawberries (amount to taste)
  • 250g of your favorite variety of couverture chocolate (dark, milk, white or ruby ​​chocolate, depending on your preferences... or a little of each to make different colored chocolate-dipped strawberries)
  • Chopped nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts, Macadamia nuts...(amount to taste)
  • Grated coconut (quantities to taste)
  • flake salt
  • pearl sugar

How to make strawberries with chocolate and toppings

preparation of the strawberries

  1. Wash the strawberries under running water and let them drain well in a colander .
  2. When the water has drained, dry them carefully with a bit of kitchen paper or a cloth, to completely remove the water.

Ideas to decorate strawberries with chocolate:

    1) Strawberries with dark or white chocolate, with grated coconut

      1. Melt the dark chocolate (or white chocolate) in a saucepan over a water bath, stirring until completely melted.
      2. Bathe the strawberries one by one, immersing them in the chocolate with the help of a fork or pierced with a fine toothpick.
      3. Shake to remove excess chocolate from each strawberry and, as you bathe them, arrange them on a smooth silicone mat .
      4. Without letting the chocolate cool, sprinkle the grated coconut over them like a rain . This way, with the chocolate still hot, the coconut will stick to the chocolate.
      5. When the chocolate has hardened, remove the strawberries from the mat and arrange them on a ceramic plate or tray . Ready to serve!

      2) Strawberries with dark, milk or white chocolate, with nuts

      1. All types of chocolate go well with nuts. So decide what chocolate you want to dip your strawberries in and melt it in a double boiler or microwave, and dip the strawberries in it. Shake off the excess and leave them on a silicone mat.
      2. Before the chocolate cools, sprinkle the chopped nuts on top. Nuts such as chopped almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts (ideal with dark chocolate) or macadamia nuts (delicious in white chocolate) are fabulous.
      3. When serving, sprinkle a little salt flakes on top, it will be the final contrasting touch to some delicious strawberries.

      Strawberries with chocolate

      3) Dark Chocolate and Salt Strawberries

      1. Dip the strawberries in melted dark chocolate, and leave them on a mat to cool.
      2. Sprinkle salt flakes on top of the chocolate, so it sticks. Don't overdo it, but you should be able to appreciate the salt.

      4) Strawberries with white and pink chocolate

      1. Melt the white chocolate in a bain-marie, stirring from time to time with a spatula until it has completely melted.
      2. Bathe the strawberries one by one, dipping them into the chocolate with the help of a fork or pierced with a fine toothpick and carefully shake off the excess chocolate from each one. Arrange them on a silicone mat and let the chocolate harden, cool.
      3. Meanwhile, melt a few drops or pieces of ruby ​​chocolate (pink chocolate) in a bain-marie. When it's done, let it lose temperature, warm up a bit (it shouldn't be hot).
      4. Put the pink chocolate in a piping bag. Cut the tip of the sleeve, so that the chocolate comes out in a fine thread.
      5. When the white chocolate has hardened, pipe threads of pink chocolate over the strawberries and leave until hard. You can also do it with a spoon, dropping the pink chocolate in the form of a thread on the strawberries.

      If you want to alternate colors, do it the other way around, dipping the strawberries in ruby ​​chocolate and drawing white chocolate threads. Strawberries dipped in chocolate (whatever you want) are also very beautiful, and with thick threads of the same chocolate.

      Strawberries with chocolate decorated

        5) Almond Strawberries

        1. Melt the chocolate of your choice in a bain-marie, stirring from time to time with a spatula until it has completely melted.
        2. Add the granulated or chopped almonds to the melted chocolate and stir well with a spatula to distribute the pieces.
        3. Bathe the strawberries one by one, immersing them in the chocolate with the help of a fork or pierced with a fine toothpick, carefully wiping off the excess.
        4. Arrange them on a smooth silicone mat and allow the chocolate to cool until completely hardened.
        5. Present them in a charming mini cocotte , they will look as delicious as they are pretty!

        6) Double sin strawberries or bicolor strawberries

        1. Melt the milk or dark chocolate in a bain-marie, stirring from time to time with a spatula until it has completely melted.
        2. Bathe the strawberries one by one, dipping them into the chocolate with the help of a fork or pierced with a fine toothpick, shaking off the excess chocolate from each one.
        3. Arrange them on a smooth silicone mat and let the chocolate cool until it hardens.
        4. Meanwhile, melt some white chocolate or ruby ​​chocolate, stirring with a spatula and let it warm for the next step; it should not be hot.
        5. Carefully, holding the strawberries by the stem, submerge them only halfway , so that you bathe only half the strawberry, the bottom part.
        6. Place them back on the silicone mat and allow the chocolate to finish cooling and hardening.

        Strawberries with chocolate

        7) Strawberries you and me

        1. Melt the chocolate of your choice in a bain-marie, stirring from time to time with a spatula until it has completely melted.
        2. Bathe the strawberries one by one, dipping them into the chocolate with the help of a fork or pierced with a fine toothpick, shaking off the excess chocolate from each one.
        3. Place one strawberry on the smooth silicone mat and place the next one next to it, so that they are touching. In this way, when the chocolate cools they will be united.
        4. Another option would be to bathe each strawberry in a different chocolate and form pairs by combining the different colors of each chocolate.
        5. Present them on a ceramic heart plate , the most romantic!

        8) Strawberries with Chocolate and Granulated Sugar

        1. Dip the strawberries in melted dark chocolate and allow to cool.
        2. If you don't have pearl sugar, apply two drops of water in a glass, and fill with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Mix, so that it picks up moisture.
        3. When the chocolate is still hot, but has lost some heat, sprinkle on top the pearl sugar , or granulated sugar that you have prepared.

         

        Grades

        • You can decorate the strawberries with your favorite ingredients and with all the toppings you want. Your imagination will be the limit.
        • You can leave them whole or cut them vertically in half before coating them in chocolate.
        • If you want to make the most surprising combinations, I suggest some:
          • Add a little fleur de sel to the strawberries that you cover with dark chocolate.
          • Also over dark chocolate, try sprinkling a few flakes of dried red pepper or hot chili pepper.
          • If you flavor the white chocolate with a little vanilla paste, add some freshly ground black pepper just before dipping the strawberries.
        • The smooth silicone mat is ideal for letting strawberries cool on it. When the chocolate has hardened, you can remove them easily and without anything sticking.
        • For the chocolate threads, since there is less quantity, you can melt it in a mini cocotte in the microwave, always at intervals of a few seconds and stirring each time. You have to keep a close eye on it, since each variety melts at different temperatures and, at the slightest mistake, it can burn and spoil.
        • If you melt it in a bain-marie, you have to make sure that the water does not get into the chocolate, because that also makes it spoil and cannot be used for the toppings. That's why the De Buyer bain-marie saucepan is perfect; Being double-walled, the gua is inside and allows the chocolate to melt almost without realizing it.

        Comments

        Claudia said:

        Hola Lleyda,
        ¡En casa nos encantan! Especialmente las de choco negro y coco, y las de dos colores..¡Espero que las disfrutéis!

        Saludos

        Leyda said:

        Se delicioso, voy a intentarlo

        Leyda said:

        Se ve delicioso, voy a intentar hacerlo

        Claudia said:

        Cómo me alegro, Nuria! A mi con coco y con frutos secos me encantan, y se hacen en un plis plas! A disfrutar de fresas chocolateadas!

        Nuria said:

        ¡Me han encantado las ideas! Muchas gracias, esta semana lo pongo en práctica seguro :)

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