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Chocolate Leaves

This recipe for delicious chocolate leaves is from Stone Barns pie-baking contest winner Lauren Amsterdam and her son Ty.

  • yield: Use to make as many leaves as desired

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Ingredients

  • 3 bars (3 1/2 ounces each) best-quality dark or milk chocolate

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Wash and dry freshly picked leaves of your choice; set aside. In a heatproof bowl set over (but not touching) simmering water, melt chocolate. Immediately transfer chocolate to a squeeze bottle.

  2. Step 2

    Place leaves on a parchment-lined baking sheet, bottom side up. Outline each leaf with chocolate, then fill in centers. Transfer leaves to freezer until chocolate has set.

  3. Step 3

    Peel leaves from chocolate and use chocolate leaves for garnish.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, November Fall 2007

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