If you have been following me, you should know that my love is cooking. You will find me in my kitchen pretty much anytime I am home. Though Cooking is truly my passion, it is not my profession just yet;-). I teach French to elementary children during the day. It is much fun and I really enjoy it! It is quite neat to hear them say :”Bonjour Madame Wagner” when they come into my classroom.
Anyway, our school hosted a luncheon for the board members of our district today to thank them for their service. Of course they were served cafeteria food, but for desserts, my principal had asked that I make some bite-size treats so this is what i decided to serve them:
- Vanilla cheesecakes,
- Lemon pies,
- Red Velvet Cupcakes and
- Tuxedo Chocolate Covered Strawberries.
I was teaching when the board came in, and ate their lunch. When I went back to get my trays, all my treats were gone;-)
A good sign, right??? I understand that all went well . Even my assistant principal thanked me for all the “Ahhs” she heard and all the comments they made when eating my treats.
Today I thought I would share my tuxedo Chocolate Covered Strawberries. They are quick, easy to make and… they make for a great treat for the Upcoming Valentine’s Day.
Ingredients for 20 strawberries:
- 20 beautiful strawberries
- 1 cup of good quality chocolate
- 1 square of vanilla chocolate bark.
- Rinse the strawberries under running water.
- With a paper towel, pat them dry.
- Place the chocolate into a bowl and cook it in the microwave for 90 seconds. If the chocolate is not completely fluid, keep cooking in the microwave for 10 seconds until the chocolate is free of lumps and liquid like water.
- Hold the strawberries by its green and dip into the chocolate to 3/4 .
- Set the strawberry over a silpat that you would have placed onto a perforated sheet.
- Continue until you have used all the strawberries.
- Place the strawberries into the fridge until they are set. Meanwhile, place the square of vanilla bark into a bowl and microwave for 60 seconds or until it is completely soft.
- Pour the chocolate into a small ziploc bag. With a good pair of scissors, cut the tip of the bag.
- Decorate as you wish. I did tuxedo collar and buttons.
- Place the strawberries in the fridge until you are ready to eat them.
- Place the strawberries out at least 30 minutes before consummation. Et voila;-)
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!