Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Hi guys! Need to impress a special someone? Then, this one's for you. Here’s a recipe that is absolutely foolproof (if my six year old can do this, so can you!). And, if you can’t be bothered with the double-boiler technique, just use a microwave: melt for a minute, give a stir and repeat until the chocolate has melted – be careful not to overcook it though - if you're gentle and patient it might pay off later on...
Happy Valentine's day!
Tried & Tasted Recipe
  • 200g 70% dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp cream 
  • 500g organic strawberries with stems still on
If you are not using organic strawberries, you will need to wash them and make sure they’re very dry before using (otherwise the chocolate won’t stick). If using organic ones, you could give them a gentle rub with kitchen paper.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler: boil some water in a saucepan, break the chocolate in a glass or other heat-proof bowl, and the cream, set the bowl on top of the simmering pan (making sure it doesn’t touch the water) and stir until the chocolate has melted.
Remove form the heat and keep stirring for another minute.
Then, holding the strawberries by their stem, dip into the chocolate and set aside onto a plate.
Keep in the fridge until set (at least 30 minutes).
Absolutely amazing with champagne and whipped cream!


  1. Love your blog. Thanks!

  2. Hi Fidji,

    Just wanted to let you and the readers of your wonderful blog know that I tried your recipe for choclate covered strawberrys for my girlfriend's birthday the other day. They worked like a charm! I can't say mine came out as picture perfect as the ones in your photo but they tasted great.

    Now she can't wait for my next culinary experiment. I wonder how difficult the Eclairs au Cafe will be?

    Thanks, Bill

  3. Hi, I just read Bill’s comment on chocolate covered strawberries – I tried this on Valentine’s and the few strawberries that ended up a little misshaped (practice makes perfect) were simply disguised with a large dollop of whipping cream. Needless to say my hubby adored them ;)

  4. Hi!

    Thank you Kate. Hope you'll visit again soon.

    Thank you Bill. Great stuff. Strawberries are in season at the moment so you should also try the Pavlova - it's to die for.
    For the eclairs, my best advice to you would be to follow these steps:
    1. start with the coffee cream;
    2. make and bake the choux;
    3. when those are at room temperature fill them with the cream;
    5. just dust with icing sugar for your first try - icing sugar is one of the cook's best friends - it hides any mishaps and give great taste. Go for it and let me know how it went!

    And Liz, whipping cream (great idea!) - another best friend!

    Thank you so much for those comments. Makes it worth it.


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