I have a grooms cake that is due the end of next month. The customer wants chocolate dipped strawberries & I have never dipped fruit before! What do you use to dip them? I know different people use different things, but I would like to get some ideas so I can try them out before the big day! Thank you!
I make my own dipping chocolate with 2-3 tablespoons of canola oil to about 1 lb of dark chocolate. You can also use "candy melts" or "coverture chocolate" - don't add the canola oil to those.
Your strawberries need to be perfectly dry - any water will make the chocolate "seize". Dip by holding the hulls on the berries.
Line a baking sheet with parchment and put the dipped berries on that - chill to set.
Once they are set, I go back with either white or milk chocolate (small amount) and just drizzle them with a fork dipped into the melted chocolate to make them pretty
Do them at the last possible minute and keep in the fridge as long as possilbe, because they don't last very long.