Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Strawberry wontons with chocolate strawberries

With the Chinese New Year approaching (Monday, 23 January 2012.) I thought I would share a recipe with you, that would be perfect for seeing in the chinese New Year.

I have a very sweet tooth so this is a dessert recipe !!! With it being the year of the Dragon, I decided the colour red would be my theme .................

Strawberry wontons with chocolate strawberries

Less than 30 mins preparation time
10 to 30 mins cooking time
Serves 2

For the strawberry wontons


  • 2 sheets ready-rolled filo pastry
  • 55g/2oz strawberries, hulls removed, flesh chopped
  • 2 free-range eggs, beaten
  • vegetable oil, for deep frying

For the chocolate strawberries

  • 5 strawberries
  • 85g/3oz dark chocolate
  • icing sugar, to serve

Preparation method
For the strawberry wontons, cut the filo pastry into 8cm/3in squares.
Place a teaspoonful of the chopped strawberries into the centre of each of the pastry squares.
Using a pastry brush, brush the edge of each pastry square with beaten egg, then seal the edges to create parcels.
Heat the oil in a deep heavy-based frying pan until a breadcrumb sizzles and turns brown when dropped into it. (CAUTION: hot oil can be dangerous. Do not leave unattended.) Carefully lower the strawberry wontons into the hot oil in batches and fry for 4-5 minutes, or until crisp and golden-brown. Remove from the pan using a slotted spoon and set aside on a warm plate. Repeat the process with the remaining wontons.
For the chocolate strawberries, bring a small amount of water to the boil in a pan. Reduce the heat until the water is simmering, then suspend a heatproof bowl over the water. (Do not allow the base of the bowl to touch the water.) Add the chocolate to the bowl and stir until smooth and completely melted.
Cover a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Dip the bottom half of each of the strawberries into the melted chocolate, then place the strawberries onto the baking tray and set aside to cool and set. When cool, chill the chocolate strawberries in the fridge. Reserve the remaining melted chocolate, reheating as necessary.
To serve, place the chilled chocolate strawberries onto a serving plate and place the strawberry wontons alongside. Dust with icing sugar, then drizzle over the remaining melted chocolate. Serve immediately.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm Sounds Tasty right ???!!!!
Recipe courtesy of   BBC Food