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How to Make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries by Claudia Bildirici

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How to Make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries by Claudia Bildirici

1 Comment 20 September 2011


Hi Hostesses!

You don’t know how lucky you are to be getting one of Claudia Bildiricci’s secret decadent recipes for chocolate dipped strawberries.Claudia made these strawberries for my daughter’s bridal shower, and I thought that they would be a great symbol for a ” clean slate” Rosh Hashanah dessert because of the white chocolate that encases these gorgeous long stem strawberries. Due to kashrut reasons we took off the stems, but you are welcome to ask your local rabbi for permission to leave them on!

If you do decide to make these chocolate dipped strawberries, please take a pic and send it to me! (marlene (at) thejewishhostess )

Wishing you a healthy and Happy New Year! Marlene



  1. Take 12 stem strawberries or a pint of regular strawberries. there is nothing like the long stem for dipping!  Great to have a stem to hold when eating.
  2. Very important that you wash and DRY the strawberry well or the moisture will make the chocolate separate from the berry


10 Steps for Making Chocolate Dipped Strawberries:

By Claudia Bildirici:

  1. Melt one bag of chocolate chips in the microwave for one minute on high.
  2. Mix well adding a capful of oil to thin the chocolate.
  3. Keep mixing till the chocolate is completely melted. You do not want to keep heating in the microwave for too long or the chocolate will turn white when cooled. If needed place back in micro for 20 seconds.
  4. You can also melt chocolate on a double boiler.  Just take a large pot with water 1/4 way up.
  5. Place a bowl on top filled with chocolate and keep mixing on medium heat.
  6. Place melted chocolate in a shallow bowl holding the berry by the stem
  7. Dip one side then the other forming a V of chocolate on the strawberry.
  8.  This can be a nice time to add shredded coconut or chopped toasted nuts or even a drizzle of white chocolate (put chocolate into a ziploc bag and poke a TINY hole into the corner, drizzle across the whole tray of strawberries back and forth for a wispy beautiful swirly look) is always a hit!
  9. Place berry onto slipat mat or wax paper to dry.
  10. They will only last a few hours so try to do this as close to serving as possible!
  11. Love, Claudia



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Passover Rasberry or Strawberry Tart

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Passover Rasberry or Strawberry Tart

9 Comments 23 March 2011

When Jamie Doueck gives me a Passover recipe, its a guaranteed winner.  This tart doesn’t look like a Passover recipe, but it looks and tastes like an all year round Martha Stewart  fruit tart. – For this recipe, place the rasberries or strawberries carefuly and everyone will think that you bought it!

Kosher for Passover Crust Recipe:

  • 2 cups toasted pecans
  • 1/2 stick margarine or butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar

Passover Tart Directions:

  1. Mix above ingredients in food processor till like consitency of oatmeal.
  2. Press into 9 or 10″ tartpan
  3. Bake at 350 degress for 20 or 30 minutes.
  4. Melt 6 oz of good quality Passover chocolate in the microwave or double boiler.
  5. Fold in 1 container of rich whip .
  6. Pour onto cooled crust.
  7. Melt 4 tablespoons of raspberry preserves in pan.
  8. Spread onto chocolate mixture.
  9. Top with fresh raspberries.(please check the raspberries according to halacha- please ask your rabbi.)
  10. Recipe can also be used with strawberries and strawberry preserves.
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Chocolate Nut Chunk Wrapped Gifts for the Holidays

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Chocolate Nut Chunk Wrapped Gifts for the Holidays

1 Comment 19 March 2011

Chocolate Orange Peanut Bark

Its so easy to make your own gourmet chocolates and package them yourself as a gorgeous holiday hostess gift. Inspired by Martha Stewart, I decided to create something scrumtious from scratch. Chocolate-Orange Peanut Bark – Preparation  time- 25 minutes

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of kosher chocolate chips
  • 1 orange
  • 1 1/3 cups of any kind of  lightly roasted nut.
  • 1/4 tsp coarse salt

how to:

1-Chill an aluminum foil lined baking sheet . 2-Remove the zest from the orange with a vegetable peeler. Slice the zest into long pieces with a sharp knife. 3-Melt a bag of  chocolate chips in a double boiler. 4-mix in half of the zest and nuts, immediately pour onto the chilled sheet and spread into a rectangle with a rubber spatula. 5-Sprinkle with remaining zest, nuts, and salt. Chill until firm. Break into pieces. May be stored in airtight container in the freezer. For a chic homemade holiday gift- package these in a tin from Atlantic Sales. Cut Parchment Paper with pinking shears and line each layer.

Wrap with cellophane and a beautiful ribbon!

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Yummy Apple Chunks  Dipped in Chocolate  for Kids

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Yummy Apple Chunks Dipped in Chocolate for Kids

4 Comments 11 December 2010

Rummaging around the archives, I found this great old post. I can’t wait to re-make these apple chunks!

This updated recipe from our last post Healthy Snacks for Picky Eaters, was created when we we realized that we had run out of bananas.  Its another great last minute snack and takes about 10 minutes to put together.

-we melted some chocolate  chips in the double boiler

-then we chopped up 2 apples ito big chunks and sprinkled them with a teaspoon of lemon juice

-skewered them with some shish kabob wooded sticks

-set up some bowls with sprinkles, nuts, or any toppings will do.

The comments from my seven year old-

“Mommy this is awesome!”

“Mommy stop eating all of them!”

“They are for kids and you are getting fatter by the minute.” (she really said that)

They really were yummy. We had a great time melting, dipping,  rolling, and crunching. I dont regret not one bite.

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