If you have any doubts about the erotic qualities of chocolate, check the number for its retail sales during Valentine’s Day. The Aztec emperor, Montezuma, was said to consume 50 cups of this dark delight each day to keep his 200 wives happy.
Dark Chocolate Dipped Cherries and Strawberries
The secret to making this is to make sure your fruits are completely dry. If they are damp and you dip them into the chocolate, the chocolate will seize and will not stick to the fruit.
6 ounces dark chocolate chips (you can also use milk or white chocolate)
3 tablespoons of heavy cream
5 strawberries with long stems
5 cherries with stems
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler, stirring as it melts.
Add the cream and stir until smooth and well mixed.
Holding each fruit by the stem and dip it into the chocolate mixture, ensuring that the excess chocolate falls back into the pan.
Place each fruit onto the baking sheet.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
Serve with love!