Saturday, September 17, 2011


"Blocks of ice cream in every flavor you could think of, apple pies, treacle tarts, chocolate eclairs and jam doughnuts, trifle, strawberries, Jell-O, rice pudding..." (Sorcerer's Stone, 125).

I think it's fabulous that strawberries are included in the list of desserts at the first Hogwarts Feast. I could tell you to just throw some strawberries in a bowl and eat them. But that's no fun. So today we will make "Tuxedoed Strawberries!" I found the recipe on the website for Taste of Home.

You Will Need:
White Chocolate for melting
Milk or Dark Chocolate for melting

1. Wash and dry your strawberries. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt about half your white chocolate (assuming you're using a bag of Wilton's candy melts) and stir until smooth.
2. Dip each strawberry into the white chocolate, coating it completely, but leaving a little red visible below the stem. Place the coated strawberries on a sheet of parchment or wax paper to set.

3. Melt the milk (or dark) chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl. Dip each white strawberry into the melted milk chocolate on a angle, first one way, then the other, leaving an inverted triangle on the front of each strawberry.

4. Spoon the extra milk (or dark) chocolate into a sandwich bag or pastry bag, and cut a tiny bit off the tip. Use the pastry bag to pipe tiny "buttons" onto the "shirt" of each strawberry, followed by a little bowtie. If you still have extra chocolate (like I did), you can also pipe lapels onto the "jacket," cleaning up any smudges.

How cute are these?! And they are SO delicious! I want to make them for every party ever! They will be sure to impress your friends.

I mean, come on! It's like a little choir of strawberries!