On a whim recently (and with CHOCOLATE MONTH in mind), I decided to share how to easily make chocolate garnish to decorate a dessert. Want to know how?
All you do is melt baking chips (white or dark) in the microwave. For 1/4 cup of chips, use 70% power level for 15 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted. Mine melted in 45 seconds.
Stir until smooth.
Spread quickly onto a piece of wax paper. You can smooth yours, but I like the texture you get from a “rough spread”. It gives it sort of a rippled effect.
Let cool to set. Break apart into large pieces and remove from paper.
So easy, right?
For a fancier look, use a stencil – a clean one (not one you’ve used previously with paint – ha).
Melt the chocolate like before, and spread the chocolate over the punched-out stencil motif.
After taking the last picture, I decided to smooth the chocolate quickly with my pastry scraper. Sorry, no picture made of that!
As soon as chocolate is spread to your liking, remove the stencil.
When the chocolate motif has cooled enough to handle without melting in your hands, cut motif into manageable sections.
Remove carefully from wax paper. If one breaks, awe, boo…you get to eat it. 😉
Garnish your chosen dessert. There. Isn’t that special?
If your darlin’ prefers white chocolate (like HH does), then by all means, make a garnish using white chocolate!
What I call the broken “brickle” garnish is by far the easiest to make.
Enjoy, and blessings~