Learn how to make chocolate curls with a potato peeler the easy way for beautiful chocolate curls to complement your desserts!
How to Make Chocolate Curls with a Potato Peeler
It's almost baking season! I love to bake and do it pretty much nonstop once the weather reaches below 60° and don't stop until the weather heats back up. So many baked goods! Cookies and candies and cakes and pies!
If you want to take any dish from looking good to amazing, try adding a garnish. Most comfort foods do well with a green garnish, like simple chopped parsley. But for baked goods? Chocolate curls! Chocolate curls will make any dessert look absolutely stunning, and they're very easy to make.
Here you can learn how to make chocolate curls with a potato peeler to pretty up all your desserts. I've tried this with baking chocolate and candy bars of several different varieties. The only one I haven't tried yet is white chocolate, but I think it will still work because it has a similar texture to milk chocolate (which I know works!).
How to Make Chocolate Curls with a Potato Peeler Tutorial
There are two different methods for how to make chocolate curls with a potato peeler that I'll show you, but they both start out the same way. So all you need is your favorite chocolate and a potato peeler.
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I've seen tutorials that tell you to chill the chocolate before trying this, but I've found that it actually makes the chocolate break easier, crumble more, and is way more difficult to work with. I prefer to keep my chocolate at room temperature.
For both methods, all you have to do is have your chocolate bar in one hand and your potato peeler in the other. Over a piece of wax or parchment paper, simply push the potato peeler across the edge of the chocolate bar with medium pressure, and you'll have yourself a chocolate curl! Repeat until you've made your desired amount of chocolate curls.
How to Make TIGHT Chocolate Curls with a Potato Peeler
To make your chocolate curls nice and tight, curling inside of themselves, just move your potato peeler straight down the chocolate bar.
How to Make LOOSE Chocolate Curls with a Potato Peeler
To make your chocolate curls looser and longer (kind of like a banana curl), you will still want to move your potato peeler across the chocolate bar with medium pressure. But you'll also need to move the potato toward you just a little bit as you scrape it across the chocolate. This will keep the chocolate curl from curling around itself and give you a longer curl.
Now to put some yummy chocolate curls on my favorite French Silk Pie!
What recipe will you put your chocolate curls on?
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