I always associate this time of year with fresh fruit, and strawberries in particular are one of my summer favourites. They are an excellent source of vitamins and other nutrients so I like to use them in my recipes as much as possible.
Over the coming weeks I'm going to be sharing some of those recipes with you. As I've previously mentioned I'm no baking goddess, so the recipes won't be too complicated and hopefully they may inspire you to try some out for yourself!
Today I'm sharing my Dipped Strawberries recipe. I guess it's not really a recipe, more of a yummy activity that the kids and I enjoy doing whenever we have fresh fruit in the fridge.
Block of chocolate
Fresh strawberries (or any fruit you have available)
1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl by sitting it above boiling water and stirring regularly.
2. Pour the sprinkles into a bowl.
3. Wash the strawberries. Once again I used Jubilee Strawberries because they are so yummy and sweet, they also have a wonderful fresh aroma which fills the kitchen whenever you're using them. If you're looking for a top quality strawberry then I'd definitely recommend the Jubilee range.
Jubilee Strawberries are stocked in Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference, Tesco Finest, Marks & Spencer Top Tier, Asda’s Extra Special and Waitrose Speciality ranges.
4. Once the strawberries are dry (so the chocolate sticks to them better) you dip them firstly into the melted chocolate and secondly the sprinkles.
5. You can either eat them straight away so they're all soft and gooey or, if you prefer a nice crispy chocolate shell with a juicy strawberry inside, you can put them in the fridge to harden.
We received some Jubilee Strawberries to use in our recipes. All opinions are my own or that of my family.