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Strawberry Chocolate Bar

Published July 4, 2016 by Ninik Becker

Strawberry Chocolate Bar by Ninik Becker

 

At the moment I’m affected by the beautiful song of John Legend, All Of Me. The song is so beautiful that makes me want to cry when listening with my heart.

Like the lyric in the song, I loves the curves and the edges of my Strawberry Chocolate Bar too !

This is very d**n easy recipe, children can make it and they gonna love it. I believe there are many similar recipe out there about strawberry and chocolate. I used dark chocolate couverture but regular dark chocolate or milk chocolate work too.

 

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When I made this, my hands covered with melted chocolate. Not just hands. Tabletops, my camera, my dress ( at that time I was not wearing an apron ). Sometimes someone just needs to be a silly.

Alright, this is the recipe. Adjust the measurement of chocolate with strawberry you use. And what kind of tray you use.

 

Ingredients :

Makes a single chocolate bar with 8 pieces of strawberry.

 

  • 8 pieces of fresh strawberry, rinse, pat dry, hulled.
  • 250 g chocolate, chopped (chips)
  • A small square tray
  • Foil or parchment paper, follow the size of tray
  • A skewer/a toothpick

 

You may replace strawberry with other fruits. Be creative !

 

Fresh strawberry

 

Choose uniform-size strawberries, rinse gently then pat dry with paper towel. One by one cut the greens, leaving evenly surface bottom, so these pretty little things can sit nicely.

Melt chocolate in a stainless steel/glass bowl, over simmering water in a saucepan. The water should not boiling.

Stir until all melted, smooth and no more lumps. Remove from the heat. At this point, the melted chocolate slightly warm. Allow to cool about 3-5 minutes or more, depends of how much you use chocolate. Don’t let too long, chocolate will get solid again.

Prepare a flat surface, lined with parchment paper.

Use a skewer/a toothpick to hold the base of strawberry, dip in the melted chocolate to coat evenly. With a fork, remove covered strawberry from a skewer then put on prepared flat surface lined with parchment paper. Repeat the process until finished.

Let sit until chocolate dry.

Meanwhile, prepare a small tray lined with foil/parchment paper with extra in the edges. To help remove easily later.

Pour 2/3 of melted chocolate into tray, allow to set or almost set. Dip the base of each strawberry into remaining chocolate then arrange on chocolate in the tray.

(If your remaining chocolate start to solid, warm up again by putting your bowl with chocolate in it, over hot water bath in a bigger bowl, stir until melt again).

Drizzle the remaining melted chocolate on top. Let sit in the fridge until set.

Lift the foil from the tray. Peel off the foil from chocolate.

Slice strawberry chocolate to see contrasting colors. Beautiful.

 

Strawberry Chocolate bar by Ninik Becker

 

Enjoy. Guten Appetit !

 

 

 

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Strawberry Pancakes

Published July 9, 2015 by Ninik Becker

Strawberry Pancakes

 

Strawberry Pancakes recipe by Ninik Becker.

This is very simple pancakes using fresh strawberry juice. Serve with fruit slices and drizzled with clear honey to added the softness for the pancakes.

Strawberry Pancakes

 

Pancake batter :

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup juice of fresh strawberry

 

Garnish :

  • clear honey
  • peach slices
  • mint leaf
  • whipped cream

 

Method :

Put flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl.

Flour mixture

 

In another bowl put milk and oil. Whisk and add egg one at a time.

Egg mixture

 

Whisk egg mixture until combined and pour little at time into the flour mixture. Mix well but not overmixed.

Pancake batter

 

Add strawberry juice (I forgot to take picture of the juice) into the mixture, fold to combined. Strain the mixture to get smooth batter.

Strawberry pancake batter

 

Heat a non-stick pan and brush with little butter. Pour a ladle of pancake batter to the pan. Cook until bubble comes out on the surface.

Strawberry pancake

 

Flip pancake to cook the other side. If you like crispy edges, cook a bit longer.

Strawberry pancake

Strawberry pancake

 

To serve, stack the pancake on the plate. Drizzle with clear honey and garnish with peach slices, whipped cream and mint leaf if you like.

Strawberry pancakes with peach

 

Enjoy !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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