I had a bit of a disastrous day yesterday in the kitchen.
I wanted to make some dipped strawberries.
Actually, I just wanted to "try" to make some dipped strawberries.
you know everything is a learning experience for me
First of all. Just know this. You cannot dye white chocolate.
After 2 attempts I decided to research this and found that to be the case.
If you are melting chocolate, any water based substance that gets in the chocolate will cause the chocolate to harden.
You can, however, add shortening.
So, here was my pathetic attempt!
I used a double boiler, but if you are confident in your melting skills you can microwave or use a slow cooker. If you use a double boiler, the water needs to be barely touching the bottom of the top pan. If any water gets in the chocolate, your doomed.
This is what I used. I purchased all of these items at Michaels (except for the strawberries)
melt the chocolate
dip a clean, VERY DRY yummy strawberry
and place on waxed paper
add sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet
this is where I screwed up...this is pink dye
these are beautiful gold heart sprinkles
Again, I melted my chocolate
I added a teeny, tiny drop of dye
I managed to get 3 strawberries (my 2nd attempt) before the chocolate hardened.
they were SO yummy though
to learn from an expert go here:
I doin a "do over" today.
have a great day y'all!