Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
When I think of a romantic dessert to round out our perfect Valentine’s Day meal, my mind goes in two different directions. First, there is “red fruit:” raspberries and strawberries. Strawberries are an especially romantic fruit because, when you slice them, they kind of look like little hearts. Also, they go very well with champagne.
Of course, there’s always chocolate. Studies have shown that eating a bit of chocolate actually releases endorphins, those feel-good chemicals in the brain. What better way to end up your Valentine’s Day dinner than with both of you feeling good, right?
Also, I know you’ve been busy preparing all the courses for this dinner. So, dessert will be a simple affair: minimal preparation with maximum impact. We’re going to combine strawberries and chocolate. You just can’t go wrong with this combination.
Crocks of dark chocolate fondue are available in specialty stores and on the Internet. All you have to do is heat them up and then dip strawberries or cubes of pound cake for a no-fuss, luscious and romantic dessert. Here’s a good brand you can find at Amazon.com called Fondue au Chocolate. Just heat it up in a microwave or in a double boiler and you are ready to go. OF course, if you would like to make your own, read on.