Doesn’t this look good? Can you imagine yourself feeding your lover this delicious treat? I sure can!
16 oz of milk or dark chocolate (in chips or chopped)
1 1/2 Tbs shortening
1 pound of strawberries (make sure they have stems and leaves)
Melt the shortening in a double boiler over slowly simmering water. (use a metal bowl over a saucepan if you don’t have a double boiler) then add the chocolate. Do not overhead your chocolate or it will seize up and have to go in the trash. When about half the chocolate has melted, you can turn off the heat and stir, stir, stir until the chocolate has cooled just enough to dip.
The best way to dip the strawberry is to poke a toothpick in it, dip the strawberry and then stick the strawberry in clay or styrofoam to harden.
If you want to be really clever, you can melt some white chocolate in the same manner and drizzle white lines on the chocolate strawberries.