23 January 2011

white chocolate leaves





very easy to make ...
you will need a white chocolate bar (preferably very good quality) ... or if you want dark chocolate use a very good quality 70% cocoa dark chocolate and some fresh leaves.
melt the chocolate in a bowl on top of a pan of simmering water (be sure the bowl doesn't touch the water) until completely melted, stir and thickly brush some thoroughly clean and dry leaves (can be any citrus fruit leaves or ivy or rose leaves) on the underside with the melted chocolate making sure they are covered completely and the chocolate doesn't run under onto the other side. place these on a plate and let them chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes. very carefully peel the leaves from the chocolate ... keep in the fridge until you need to use them ... enjoy! :)

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muito fácil de fazer ...
uma tablete de chocolate branco (de preferência de boa qualidade) ... ou se preferir folhas de chocolate preto usar um de boa qualidade com 70% de cacau e umas folhas frescas.
derreter o chocolate em banho-maria, misturar bem e pincelar a parte debaixo de folhas (pode ser de citrinos, de hera ou roseira) bem limpas e secas com o chocolate derretido sem deixar escorrer para o "outro" lado. refrigerar durante cerca de 30 minutos. com muito cuidado retirar as folhas do chocolate ... guardar no frigorífico até precisar ... divirtam-se! :)

12 comments :

ariadne said...

I have a cake recipe covered in black and white chocolate leaves but never tried it. I thought it would be too difficult.AriadnefromGreece!

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turtle and dragon said...

So pretty!
Thank you so much for the brilliant surprise I found in the mailbox this morning, you are so kind, thoughtful and generous. The bookmark is beautiful, I will think of you everytime I use it and I can't wait to try the sweets!!! Thanks for always bringing a bit of needed sunshine into my day. ox Mel

Claudia said...

this is so freakin wonderful!!!

C. Tvillingmamma said...

tanks so much,will try it!

ana ventura said...

Que bonito Paula! vou experimentar :-) Obrigada por partilhares estas coisas boas.

inês nogueira said...

uau! ficam lindas. vou experimentar :)

Seanna Lea said...

I've thought about doing this before, but all of my books indicate going to a florist for leaves and making sure they were pesticide free. It seemed like a lot of work. Have you tried this with bay leaves?

Tracy Schaal said...

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paula said...

thank you all so much! / muito obrigada! :)

Seanna . no, I haven't tried it with bay leaves but I suppose it will work as long as they are fresh and "flexible" and not dried. the leaves need to be strong enough to hold the weight of the chocolate and flexible so you are able peel them.
just try it! start with a bit of chocolate ... there is nothing to loose really! if it doesn't work you can always eat the melted chocolate or spread it on cookies :)
as for the pesticides ... I'm lucky enough to have a lemon tree on my back yard so I know that there are no pesticides involved. but having said that I think if you wash the leaves very carefully and dry them, I cannot see why that would be a problem. the chocolate is only in contact with the surface of the leaves.

the only thing with this is you need to be a bit patient while spreading the chocolate, so it stays only on one side and peel the fresh leaves carefully when the chocolate is set so the chocolate leaves don't break.

please try ... it is fun! :)

Hermine - Journal de jours said...

What a clever idea ! Will certainly try it.

Anonymous said...

Would one be able to use fake leaves as well?