Decorative Chocolate Leaves

Decorative Chocolate Leaves created by wicked cook 46

A recipe found in Chatelaine Food Express Quickies. Zaar's ingredient list won't let me list "small fresh leaves" as the ingredient so I've used " basil leaves". Make sure your leaves are NON-POISONEOUS, pesticide free, unsprayed, clean and dry. You'll also need a pastry brush, new small paint brush, butter knife or small spatula for spreading.

Ready In:
30mins
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ingredients

  • 3 3 ounces milk chocolate or 3 ounces white chocolate
  • 12 basil leaves (other NON-POISONEOUS leaves you could use are rose, carnelia, lemon, mint, orange)

directions

  • Dip a small brush in the melted chocolate (keep correct spreading consistency by placing small bowl of melted chocolate over larger container of hot water).
  • Thinly coat the underside of the leaves.
  • Run you finger along the edge of the leaves to remove any chocolate. This will make it easier to separate the leaf from the hardened chocolate.
  • Place the leaves on a tray or plate covered with wax paper, chocolate side up.
  • Place in fridge for about 15 minutes or until the chocolate has set.
  • Hold each leaf by the stem, give stem a little twist to loosen chocolate and very slowly and carefully peel off the chocolate.
  • NOTES:

  • Don't use the chocolate if it's too hot. Allow it to cool of a bit after melting.
  • If the chocolate leaf is weak along the middle because of a large vein, repaint it and rechill it.
  • Spread a thicker coat of chocolate over large veins.
  • Failures can be remelted.
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"A recipe found in Chatelaine Food Express Quickies. Zaar's ingredient list won't let me list "small fresh leaves" as the ingredient so I've used " basil leaves". Make sure your leaves are NON-POISONEOUS, pesticide free, unsprayed, clean and dry. You'll also need a pastry brush, new small paint brush, butter knife or small spatula for spreading."
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  1. wicked cook 46
    Decorative Chocolate Leaves Created by wicked cook 46
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  2. wicked cook 46
    Such a nice way to fancy up a dessert or even to have a small tray set out with coffee after a dinner party. I have done this before but this time I was having major problems not the recipes fault it was just one of those days LOL I tried doing sage leaves and those just do not work LOL Made for 1,2,3 Hit Wonders Tag Feb 2009
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  3. Metric Jester
    My Girlfriend and I did this one together and we had a lot of fun with it! There was chocolate everywhere! We used really large mint leaves (they were in season at the time) and some of my mother's chocolate brushes (she used to sell chocolates at a local craft show). This recipe is a lot of fun, especially if you love the little details.
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  4. Dreamer in Ontario
    A recipe found in Chatelaine Food Express Quickies. Zaar's ingredient list won't let me list "small fresh leaves" as the ingredient so I've used " basil leaves". Make sure your leaves are NON-POISONEOUS, pesticide free, unsprayed, clean and dry. You'll also need a pastry brush, new small paint brush, butter knife or small spatula for spreading.
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