Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tuxedo Strawberries

One of the vouchers for the langham high tea was for my grandmother, who is unfortunately in hospital at the moment so couldn't attend with us. So I really wanted to recreate part of the experience for her. I showed my colleague pictures from our high tea and she commented that her friend had made her the tuxedo strawberries once. This led me to do a google search and discovered that it was possible to make them.

It took a little practice to get it right and there was plenty of reject looking ones but I think if you had a proper piping bag instead of trying to use toothpicks (which didn't work at all) or a ziplock bag it might be easier.

I took one into my grandmother who surprisingly was able to eat it and loved it. And then took the rest to a friend's mahjong playing gathering, I finally learned how to play mahjong. Thanks Eve!

Here's the rough recipe:

Tuxedo Strawberries

2 punnets strawberries
1 and 1/2 blocks of sweet william white chocolate
1 cup dark choc chips

Wash and pat dry strawberries, make sure they are dry or the chocolate won't stick.

Melt white chocolate, dip strawberries in white chocolate and set aside or in fridge to set.

Melt dark chocolate, dip in one side, and then another, so you have a v shape. I found this amusing youtube video helped to understand.

Use piping bag filled with dark chocolate to pipe bow and buttons onto each one.

The white chocolate kind of balances out the bitterness of the dark chocolate so I think even people who hated dark chocolate would enjoy these. They are fiddly though and had Toby and I quite stressed and running late. Also, as we learned the hard way you need to use something small and deep like a glass so you can properly dip the strawberries and it ends up using way more chocolate than you think, but i've tried to estimate for the recipe!


  1. These are gorgeous! Great work - they look fantastic.

  2. those are very cute - I noticed them in your langham photos and am impressed you made them to look just like theirs - if you ever decide to go into business doing vegan high teas I am sure you will do very well :-)

  3. I would have taught you how to play Mahjong! Which version did you learn?

  4. Oh my goodness, they look so cute! ive never seen them before, I might make some for christmas.


  5. Well, aren't those just the cutest things ever? You know, I'm single, and wouldn't mind being taken to a ball by one of these fellas ;)

  6. that is so cool! im going to keep that in mind next time i go to a party