For the cape gooseberries I got the idea from my Italian blogger friends who were surprised that I could grow them in my garden. Apparently in Europe they are really expensive, and you only buy them to decorate important cakes, and to coat them with chocolate.
Usually I coat dried apricots with dairy free dark chocolate, my kids love them, especially the boy: he wants them for his birthday party! Sometimes when I make chocolate apricots I also roll some in shredded coconut, and then use the left over coconut to clean up the chocolate bowl, making little coconut chocolates.
It is all very easy, and in no time I have a tray full of sweet treats!
For the cape gooseberries I pulled back the outer "lanterns" that cover the berries and held them in place with a paper clip, so that they didn't get into the chocolate.
Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©