The new James Bond film Spectre officially makes its Australian premiere today so I thought I would dedicate this post to everyone’s favourite British spy.
Enter stage left, the TUXEDO STRAWBERRIES.
THE THINGS YOU WILL NEED
These little sweet treats only require two ingredients – chocolate and strawberries. Hooray! 🙂
I used white and dark chocolate melts for this recipe as I find the dark chocolate gives more contrast in colour against the white chocolate, but you can substitute milk chocolate instead if you like.
LETS DO THIS!
Wash strawberries and pat dry with paper towel (make sure they are completely dry otherwise the melted chocolate wont stick to them).
Lay out a large sheet of baking paper on a flat surface to place the strawberries to dry once dipped in chocolate.
Place the white chocolate melts in a deep microwave safe mug and melt using a microwave for 30 second intervals until chocolate is smooth with no lumps.
Holding a strawberry by the green leafy top, dip vertically into the melted chocolate, leaving about 5mm of red strawberry exposed at the top.
Allow excess chocolate to drip off and gently lay on baking paper to dry.
Repeat for all strawberries and allow to completely dry and harden, but do not put them in the fridge!
Place the dark chocolate melts in a deep microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave until smooth.
Hold a white chocolate strawberry by the green leafy top and dip into the dark chocolate on an angle and then dip again on an angle in the opposite direction to give a triangle shape.
Repeat for all the strawberries.
Pour left over melted dark chocolate into a piping bag and cut a very small hole in the corner.
Pipe a little bow tie on the white part of each strawberry, leaving room underneath for the buttons.
Then pipe three vertical dots under each bow tie and your tuxedo strawberry is complete!
Happy Baking! 🙂