Fancy a fruity summer treat? Try our recipe for chocolate dipped strawberries - perfect for parties and picnics. Wimbledon fortnight is nearly upon us. The polite cheer of the crowd, the dull thud of ball against racket, and the wall-to-wall Pimms and strawberries make this British institution a true staple of summer. Ditch the cream and try something a little different this year, with a recipe for indulgent chocolate-dipped strawberries from Betty Twyford.
Chocolate dipped strawberries
You will need: 450g strawberries 100g dark chocolate 100g milk chocolate 100g white chocolate
To make: Melt the chocolate by breaking it up into squares and placing each type of chocolate into separate bowls. Place the bowls into a neat little row at the back of the Aga (or place each bowl over a pan of boiling water) and leave there until melted. Rinse the strawberries and pat dry. Lay some bake-o-glide (silicone paper) onto a flat chopping board or tray. Leaving the stalks and leaves intact, dip the tips of the strawberries into chocolate and lay onto the bake-o-glide. Transfer to the fridge to cool. When set and cool, and you are ready to serve, put your strawberries into a serving dish and decorate with a sprig of mint. Want to get fancy? Double dip the strawberries to create whatever combinations you like. We particularly like a dark chocolate base and white tip.