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Chocolate Curls for Devil's Food Cupcakes

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Use the curls to decorate our Devil's Food Cupcakes. This recipe is from "Martha Stewart's Cupcakes."

Ingredients

  • 1 block of good-quality chocolate

Directions

  1. Use a vegetable peeler to slice strips from a slightly warm block of good-quality chocolate (heat in microwave for 5-second intervals, checking after each, until just warm to the touch; do not overheat). To produce tight curls, start from the far edge of the chocolate and move the peeler toward you. The delicate curls are best used immediately; you can even shave the curls right onto a cupcake.

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  • amyjtiangmail
    20 JAN, 2017
    I had a difficult time on melting butter with sugar. Please help! What type of consistency we are expecting? Will sugar fully melt in the butter? My first try became caramel candy. 2nd try, sugar did not melt completely. Thank you so much!
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  • spundy23
    27 JAN, 2010
    I'm having a hard time making this work. What sort of vegetable peeler should I be using?
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  • Since1982
    19 MAY, 2009
    Additional info found elsewhere on website: Coils of chocolate make an impressive dessert garnish, and they are easy to make. Melt chopped sweet chocolate, pour it onto a flat surface, spread it to a thin, even thickness, and let cool at room temperature, or refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Scrape it off with a bench scraper, a wide metal spatula for cleaning dough from work surfaces. Or use a vegetable peeler to slice strips from a block of chocolate.
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  • mmsrjs
    25 NOV, 2007
    "how to" do something by Martha, its a great help
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