Thursday, 7 July 2011

Adding some professional touches....

One of the easiest yet elegant decorations for any cake or dessert are the edible chocolate leaves that actually never fail in gathering lots of admiring "wows" or "oohs and aahs" on your work. In addition to their professional look, the leaves are also super easy to make.

All you need to have is

Several (non-poisonous) fresh leaves of different sizes with strong veining pattern on the back, wash and dry with a kitchen towel
White or dark chocolate
A brush
A sheet of butter paper

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Stirring occasionally until the chocolate is smooth and has no clumps.

Brush the melted chocolate onto the back of each leaf. Tip: if you dont have a brush, try using a spatula. The layer of chocolate should be thick enough to cover the leaf without leaving any transparent spots.

Place the chocolate covered leaves on the butter paper and transfer the tray into the refrigerator until firm and hard.

Carefully peel away the leaf and discard. Serve immediately or keep in the refrigerator until use.

A delicious feast for your eyes as well as the taste buds!!!

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