Monday, August 3, 2009

How to make chocolate leaves

Roses for my Valentine
Roses for my Valentine (Photo credit: ClaraDon)
Chocolate leaves make an elegant decoration for cakes, desserts, cookie or chocolate trays but they look difficult to make. In reality, they are quite simple.

  • 1 pound tempered chocolate or chocolate coating (you can use whatever color you desire)
  • Foil leaves
Melt chocolate and brush a heavy coating onto the shiny side of a foil leaf. Place on a cookie sheet and allow to harden in the refrigerator. Once hard, gently peel chocolate off of foil.

Cook's Notes-Real leaves can be used under the following conditions:
  1. Leaf must not have been sprayed with chemicals. If it has been sprayed, under no circumstances should the leaf be used!!!
  2. Leaf must not be dangerous to humans
  3. Leaf must be washed and dried
  4. Rose and lemon leaves work well.
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