Hot summer nights call for a cool decadent yet light and often smaller desserts than normal. While I love ice cream, sometimes I want something different. On the way home after a beach day, I stop by one of the 99 Cents chain stores for some miscellaneous house goods and see beautiful strawberries. I am hungry. Strawberries in fondue situation, yes! Given the heat in Los Angeles (110 F) I am in no mood to actually fondue. I do not really like chocolate covered strawberries. The hard shell with soft strawberry is not for me. However, they are so pretty and I have not ever made them. Chocolate covered strawberries happen to be the next thing I think of after fondue. Photoshoot! Test Kitchen! Perhaps this is an attempt for me to convince myself that chocolate covered strawberries are delicious! Opting for non-glossy shell, omtting coconut oil or cocoa butter that can be used to add shine, matte chocolate strawberries coming from this kitchen today. Too hot for complicated. FYI: More than two ingredients today means complicated.
As far as I can tell, chocolate strawberries date back to the 1960’s in the United States. They were created by a woman by the name of Lorraine Lorruso. Mrs. Lorusso was said to have introduced these little beauties at a Stop N Shop in Chicago, Illinois. I see why they caught on! They are beautiful and easy to make. Take a look!
I enjoyed seeing these colorful and yes, I admit, tasty beauties in my kitchen! However, I didn’t successfully convince myself to make these my “go to” summer treat. I do know, I like them more now and I will for sure make them again. Even if it’s for nothing else but to photograph and give away!
Until Next Time…