Strawberry petits fours

Strawberry petits fours
  • Serves icon Makes 15
  • Time icon Takes 25 minutes to make, plus 15 minutes cooling

End your meal or dinner party with a flourish – these lovely fruit-and-choc mouthfuls go perfectly with a coffee.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
38kcals
Fat
1.9g (1.1g saturated)
Protein
0.4g
Carbohydrates
5g (5g sugars)
Salt
trace
Calories
38kcals
Fat
1.9g (1.1g saturated)
Protein
0.4g
Carbohydrates
5g (5g sugars)
Salt
trace

(Per petit four)

Ingredients

  • 100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken up
  • 1 tsp Cointreau or a similar liqueur (don’t use any more than this)
  • 15 ripe strawberries, stalks on

Method

  1. Line a baking sheet with some baking paper.
  2. Put the chocolate and Cointreau or other liqueur into a bowl and melt in the microwave on a low-ish power for short bursts – it’s easy to overwork dark chocolate. You can melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Either way, don’t stir!
  3. As soon as the chocolate has melted, start to dip the strawberries. The trick to a posh-looking petit four is to have no bald patches and no drips, so carefully dip and rotate the fruit. Once it’s been coated two-thirds of the way up (you want to see some red), pull it out of the chocolate and let it drip. Hold it upside-down for a few seconds before transferring it to the tray with the baking paper. Repeat with the rest and leave to set in a cool place – not the fridge.

delicious. tips

  1. You’ll need a generous roll of baking paper.

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