Questions & Answers - How To Make Chocolate Shavings

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chocolate shavingsQuestion:

I need to find out how to shave chocolate for a dessert recipe. I have tried to do this, but have been unsuccessful so far. Can you help me?
 

Answers:

For best results, the chocolate used should be cold, straight out of the refrigerator. If it's room temperature, then the slices won't turn out paper thin; instead, they'll be thick, broken chunks. To make chocolate shavings, you first need a good quality of chocolate in block form. Following are two easy methods to make chocolate shavings:

Vegetable or Potato Peeler - Hold the chocolate with a paper towel and pass the vegetable peeler over the narrowest side of the chocolate block. The chocolate will curl up like wood shavings.

Melon Ball Scoop - Position the bar of chocolate on a parchment paper covered pan and hold it down with a paper towel. Scrape the melon ball scoop across the surface of the chocolate. You will get curved shavings.

Storage or Shavings - Keep the shavings in a covered container in the refrigerator until needed. Leftover shavings keep in the refrigerator indefinitely.
 

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