To Make the Chocolate Curls you will need:
100g milk or dark chocolate melts
100g white chocolate melts
Long bladed knife
|Chefs knife and a small palette knife with a flat blade|
Melt the two chocolates separately on a double boiler (take care not to let any steam or water get into the chocolate) or place the melts into heatproof mugs and microwave on a medium heat 30 seconds at a time, stirring well, until they are 80% melted then stir well until the chocolate finishes melting.
|Melting the chocolate in the microwave is quick and easy but be careful not to overheat it|
Spread the chocolates onto a clean bench or, if you have one, slab of cool marble, and spread out evenly with a palette knife. Leave to harden.
|Use a palette knife to make the surface flatter for making your chocolate curls|
Scrape a knife blade over the chocolate to make curled shavings. Experiment with the angle of the knife blade to get the curls right.
|Scrape the surface of the chocolate to make the curls|
Use chocolate curls to decorate your masterpieces
|Chocolate mousse decorated with whipped cream, nutmeg and chocolate curls|