"Sit down and feed, and welcome to our table." --
Shakespeare; As You Like It (Duke Senior: Act II, Scene 7)
Friday, April 5, 2013
Piped Chocolate Garnishes
So simple...dark, milk, white, even chocolate chips will do! You can use a pastry bag, but I simply melted chocolate in a zip lock bag in the microwave (slowly, 10-15 seconds at a time...massage and squeeze the bag each time until chocolate is just melted). Use sturdy bag; cheap/flimsy ones can burst the seams. Snip off a tiny corner of the bag. Pipe desired shapes onto wax paper -- on a plate, cookie sheet, etc. Refrigerate until very firm. Carefully peel off wax paper and gently transfer to...whatever!
I’m not a chef; my formal culinary training is pretty limited. I just like food. I’m a high school teacher, and about 5 years ago, my teaching assignment shifted from full time English to including some culinary classes (which I enjoy!). I attend culinary educators’ workshop(s) at the local technical college’s culinary program and/or at other culinary institutions (like Johnson & Wales Colorado campus) for a week most summers to improve my skills. So the lack of culinary training is…well, a work in progress! As a teacher, my time and my budget are both limited. I started this blog simply to have a place to store recipes that I could search by name, ingredients, etc. You’ll also see a few recipes posted for my students’ access…stuff we’ve made in classes. You’re welcome to browse...