Strawberries ala MistakenExperience

This is easily my favorite strawberry recipe, likely one of my favorite recipes. Very simple, but for safety reasons, recommended for ages 13 and up. This had been my absolute number one date food. Make it for them, they love you. Make it in front of them, they envy your talent, make it with them… well, let me just say there will be no way for them to resist you.

For two servings you will need

either 6, 8 or 10 large strawberries (don’t remove the green part), better under ripe than over

2, 6 inch rosemary skewers

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

Pinch-o-kosher salt

A bowl of melted dark chocolate (optional depending on budget and taste, fondue’ style is always cool)

Step one:

To make rosemary skewers, just take a branch of rosemary (yes, fresh rosemary, this is ABSOLUTELY necessary) roughly 6 inches long, and cut one edge on an angle so its sharp. Skewer either 3, 4, or 5 strawberries on each one. Odd numbers always present better, but 4 is the magic, cant go wrong number. If this is sorta stand aloneish, I do 5. Anyway, place a piece of wax paper on a baking sheet. Place the strawberries on the sheet or on a drying rack above said sheet. Put you small saucea or pot under med-high heat. Add the sugar, water and pinch of salt (yes, salt, just believe in me, I know what I’m doing. Remember, just a pinch, not a clump). Let your sugar boil until it becomes a nice light golden colour. This may take some time or be scary to you. The bubbles are okay, if its ready to boil over, simply take it of and reduce your heat. Now that you have your sugar nice and candied, let it cool just or 2 or 3 minutes. Here is the could-be dangerous part. Slowly and very carefully, pour the sugar over the strawberry skewers. If the candy hits your skin, run it under cool water for a while, its dangerous and it hurts! Anyway, after your successful pouring of sugar, let these cool until the sugar is hardened. An easy way to tell is to tap it with a spoon, if it sounds like glass and isn’t sticky, your ready to either dip in chocolate or serve as is. I really like this without chocolate as it sometimes overwhelms the rosemary flavor that you want. If this is your first time and you really want to try it, just dip the strawberry tips about 1/4 inch into dark chocolate. Remember not to remove the green parts of the strawberries, as they are integral parts of presentation, and serve as handles so you can feed your date. I want you all to try these. Make sure you leave a comment about your experience! Hey, take a picture and send it to me! I hope this bring as much joy to you guys as it does me!