"Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart."
This was the thought we girls were debating upon, while quite ironically biting into our fresh strawberry-chocolates. Yes, thats what we girls mostly do as many would agree--no matter what we talk about...food is part of the discussion and it is little wonder that we go weak in the knees when it comes to chocolate, when on the other hand we are so strong that we can take on the world. The most beautiful creation of God...although she was made with Man's rib,she has assisted the Gods with their demon slashing.. she is a heady concotion of both gentleness and ferocity.Thats the paradox of a woman,yet it is what makes her intruiging and ofcourse wonderful! (yes keep the cheering on..!)
I have been busy with family and friends (my sis-in-law was here with her friends and it was a girl gathering) lately.
Festivities and family/friends are synonymous. Both complement each other and its almost impossible to imagine either sans the other.So here I have my friends visiting us, for the holidays. Ahhh! Now you know why I have been away for sometime (hope I was missed ;-p).
I have been using the microwave/oven quite a bit lately. With so many girls,so much gossip and so little time. I just wanted a quick and sweet snack/dessert. (As my regular readers would know that I consider desserts are not to be confined to merely after-meal pleasures.)
The girl gang wanted to help me ...ahem! now well my kitchen isn't exactly big enough to accomodate so many girls(6). (There is a space constraint issue in Hong Kong appartments.)
Hence, I decided on chocolate dipped strawberries--which are easy, no-mess, no-fuss,can-be-made-in-the-comfort-of-the-drawing room and quick.
Working together was soooo much fun with the chatting-away-to-glory, no judging, no harm....just sheer joys of girly talks and melt-in-the-mouth choco-strawberries. Quite like the tangy-sweet strawberries and the warm-sinful chocolate. Awesome combination!
1 packet of semi-sweet chocolate chips (340 gm/12 oz)
1 inch butter cube
2 boxes of fresh strawberries (1 dry pint/8.08oz x 2)
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips with the butter knob.
Mix well to form a smooth, lump-free paste.
Wash and pat dry the strawberries with kitchen towel.
Now, carefully holding the strawberries by the greem stalk dip them in the melted chocolate and give them a swirl to coat the strawberries half-way through.
Place on a tray lined with cookie-sheet. (I made use of the paper-muffin cups for individual strawberries and easy handling.)
Chill for about 30-40 mins in the refrigerator and serve.
N.B. I saved only two for my hubby and (oops!) those are the ones I could click for this post, as the girls didn't have much patience.
This goes out to SriLekha (Me and My Kitchen) for her Event-of-the-Month-November-Sweets.
(Although I had expressed earlier my inability to participate in this event I could not be at peace with myself for not having been able to fulfill a friend's request, SriLekha. So here it goes to you.)