Have you ever made chocolate covered strawberries only to be disappointed because they don’t look like the store-bought kind? That’s because most recipes go a little bit like this: melt the chocolate, dip the strawberries and lay them on parchment paper to prevent sticking.
The problem? The strawberries look beautiful on top but the chocolate puddles at the bottom, leaving the fruit with an unattractive heel (like the berries pictured below).
So how should you combat the problem? The solution requires just two seconds and you won’t believe how incredibly easy it is. It all boils down to a simple swipe. That’s right, just one swipe makes a huge difference in the appearance of chocolate covered strawberries. That's because it removes the excess chocolate and leaves the berries looking every bit as elegant as the ones in gourmet shops.
Next time you want to make chocolate covered strawberries try this: dip the berries in chocolate, swipe them against the parchment paper then lay them in a different spot to set. You'll notice a big difference in the quality of the final product.
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