Jacques Torres's Chocolate Leather
Follow this technique using dark or milk chocolate to create thin, flexible sheets of chocolate perfect for wrapping around the edges of a cake or creating other decorative details. Jacques Torres prepared this recipe with Martha on Episode 501 of "Martha Bakes."
Photography: Bryan Gardner
Source: Martha Bakes
- Dark or milk chocolate
Freeze a large marble slab overnight.
Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water.
Ladle a small amount of melted chocolate onto the frozen marble. Working quickly, use an offset spatula to spread the chocolate across the marble into one thin layer. Once smooth, use a knife to cut the chocolate to the desired width. Using the offset spatula, peel the chocolate strip from the marble. The chocolate may then be wrapped around the perimeter of a cake as a decorative element.