Monday, June 6, 2016

Red White and Blue Strawberries


These strawberries decked out in red, white and blue have
been on my bucket list for a long time.  I was making
chocolate dipped strawberries for a dinner
 and wondered if I had
any blue sugar sanding sugar in my hoard - I mean
supply.  (I have a whole locker turned cupboard full of
sprinkles and such!)  Sure enough I had some pretty
blue ones, more than enough for a large container
of strawberries.


These are pretty, easy, but they were a little trickier than
I thought.  You simply melt your desired amount of
white candy coating discs - I used about 2 C., as I had a
lot of strawberries, and dip cool, clean, dry strawberries
into the melted chocolate.  I poured my sugar crystals
into a bowl and dipped the white coated
strawberry into the sprinkles.  The sugar pushed
the white chocolate up and created an ugly "shoulder"
between the blue and the white.

Ok, that wouldn't do! 

So I moved the sugar to a small plate and I rolled
the bottom in the sugar.  Still a little bit of a shoulder.
Finally, I dipped the strawberry, and held it, counting
to about 20, so that the white candy coating had 
started to set up a little, then rolled the bottom
portion.  That produced the pretty line I wanted
between the blue and white - not that anyone 
eating them would care - but I did!  That took a
little more time than usual for dipping strawberries,
but I thought it was worth the little wait on each one.

So hopefully, if you try making these for
the 4th of July, or celebrating going to London,
or Memorial Day, or any other celebration that
suggests red, white and blue, you will have a
little easier time than I did!



When I carried them into the dinner, there were all
kinds of gasps.  They really are striking and gorgeous!



And tasty too!  The blue does leave your tongue with a little
blue tinge, so you could tell who had one.  Definitely
a fun idea worth trying.


Jacqueline
Jacqueline

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.

11 comments:

  1. What a great idea for a July 4th patriotic cookout. The berries look so nice against the blue background of the plate. Thanks for always sharing the ideas you come up with for fun holidays, Jackie.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  2. Your sanding sugar is a fantastic blue! They turned out very pretty:@)

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  3. You come up with the cutest ideas. Blue tongue! Ha!

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  4. Those are do pretty and Patriotic. They would make a great dessert for those holidays with red, white and blue. Thanks for sharing your method of making them. One never knows.

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  5. Jacqueline
    I just popped over from Sarah's blog and am so delighted I found you! What a treasure you are with all these wonderful recipes and tips. I am a happy new follower!

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  6. Jacqueline, I think these are worth the trouble because they are so perfect and fun!! The kids will love having blue tongues! Linda

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  7. They are so pretty and festive! The blue sparkling sugar really makes them pop. Great idea!

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  8. So beautiful and creative! You have a lovely blog. :)

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