How to make chocolate curls...Kitchen Helper
There’s virtually no dessert or cake that won’t be enhanced with a little scattering of chocolate curls on top. Making them is really easy and results in a really professional look.
- Break your chocolate into small pieces and put in a heatproof bowl over a just-simmering saucepan of water. Make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir until it’s melted and glossy and then promptly remove the bowl from over the water.
- Pour the chocolate over the back of a large baking sheet, a cool marble bench or a flat glass surface such as a large glass cutting board or platter. Tilt the dish or baking sheet to spread the chocolate evenly, and then leave to cool for 1-2 hours at room temperature.
- Hold a large, sharp knife at a 45-degree angle away from yourself and slowly scrape forward over the chocolate to create curls.
Chocolate curls are fragile and best used right away but can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.