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Old 05-20-2005, 01:20 PM   #1
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How do you grate chocolate?

Just wanted to see how everyone else does this. I have several recipes at home that call for grated chocolate. I just use the same grater I use for carrots. I find that eventually the chocolate kind of melts in my hand from the heat. Any way to avoid this?

Also the tiny chocolate pieces tend to fly everywhere. Any ideas on how to do this a bit "cleaner"?

Is grated chocolate the same as shredded chocolate?

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Old 05-20-2005, 01:28 PM   #2
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Try using a serrated knife. Just shave the chocolate.
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Old 05-20-2005, 01:29 PM   #3
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OK, if you are talking about the Neiman Marcus cookie recipe, I cheat and toss the chocolate in my food processor and give it a buzz. I don't tend to grate chocolate all that often, I use chocolate curls though and it needs to be a bit soft to do those. I have no advice other than to lick your fingers when you are done!
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could you freeze the choolate first??
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Old 05-20-2005, 01:32 PM   #5
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alix,

and the bowl, and table, and chairs, and floor. hey, what are you lookin at? it's chocolate...
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Old 05-20-2005, 01:33 PM   #6
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buckytom, I will say again, you are a man after my own heart!!
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alix,

and the bowl, and table, and chairs, and floor. hey, what are you lookin at? it's chocolate...
Now buckytom! You are much too young for me! It is not nice to go around and doing such things to innocent forum members.

But I still love you....
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Hey, I just thought of something. Why would you want to grate me anyway?

What did I ever do to you guys...[walking away in tears]....
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:08 PM   #9
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And you are grate already choc. Heeheehee! Sorry. Had to be said.
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ROFLMAO at Alix....

You are on a roll today too!
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