Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
About a week ago I had the pleasure of being asked by a Holistic Nutritionist that I know to lead the dessert portion of her vegan cooking class in a chocolate tempering and strawberry dipping demonstration and I was excited and thrilled to say yes!
One of the things that I have learned about chocolate is that it is an amazing compound with some very intriguing chemical properties that leave me amazed and excited every time I work with it and it is my extreme pleasure to "play" with chocolate in the presence of people and allow everyone to get "their hands dirty" and make some amazing tasting treats.
This particular evening was all about chocolate strawberries that rounded out the evening of learning about vegan, whole foods and enjoying several dishes that were the inspiration and creation of the amazing Deb Gleason.
Instead of dragging my table top tempering machine to the event it made sense to just temper our organic, fairtrade chocolate the old fashioned, manual way. Tempering of chocolate changes it's properties so that the chocolate is nice and shiny, has a crisp, clean snap, sets up quickly and doesn't melt when handled.
We chose to use strawberries as they are in season albeit at the end and dipped them in an assortment of pecans, hemp hearts, and organic flaked coconut in keeping with our mission and vision of whole food, plant based integrity and health.
Final decorations were made with hand made parchment paper cones filled with tempered chocolate for drizzling.
An evening of fun, good food, new friends and laughter.
If you would like to have a demonstration such as this in your home or at your venue feel free to contact me at [email protected] and we can set up a guided tour through the intricacies of chocolate with your and your people.
Much love to you.