Video:Make a Chocolate Latticewith Rachel Edelman
Want to add tasty chocolate flare to your fare? Dress up your desserts with these decorative chocolate lattices.See Transcript
Transcript:Make a Chocolate LatticeHi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make a chocolate lattice.
Chocolate Lattice IngredientsFor this recipe you will need:
- 6 oz chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp shortening or corn syrup
Melt the Chocolate: Option 1 - Double BoilOne way to melt the chocolate is to use a double boiler. First heat an inch of water in a pan. Place the chocolate and the syrup in a metal bowl and place over the boiling water. Stir constantly in it will melt completely within a minute or two minutes.
Melt the Chocolate: Option 2 - MicrowaveAnother way to melt chocolate is to place the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe dish. Cook for 30 seconds on high and then mix so it all melts.
Prepare a Homemade Pastry BagPour the melted chocolate into a Ziploc bag. With scissors, cut the corner of the bag.
Form the Chocolate LatticesLine a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle the chocolate onto the sheet with zigzags in both directions to form 8 lattices.
Refrigerate the Chocolate LatticesPlace in the refrigerator to chill until they are firm.
Serve the Chocolate LatticesPeel the lattice off the parchment paper and place on your serving plate. Top with ice cream or your favorite fancy dessert.
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