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Old 11-20-2011, 09:48 PM   #1
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Best way to make chocolate curls?

Hi all- I have a great white chocolate cheesecake that I make every year for Thanksgiving- I always try to top it with chocolate curls, and I most of the time fail miserably at it and end up sprinkling it with what amounts to chocolate flakes (ie the failed curls). Help or advice? Thank you!

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Old 11-20-2011, 09:53 PM   #2
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Have you tried a vegetable peeler? That's how Ina Garten does hers.

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Old 11-20-2011, 10:13 PM   #3
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I use a vegetable peeler. Make sure that your chocolate is room temp or slightly warmer. I often put mine on top of the fridge for about a 1/2 hour, it is slightly warmer there and will peel a bit better.

This is how mine usually come out.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:20 PM   #4
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Here's another way: How to Make Chocolate Curls - Decorating and Making Chocolate Curls
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:46 AM   #5
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Thanks you guys! Bake- The cake is beautiful! Andy, I think I will try the molding chocolate as it says in the link. It may be that some of the trouble I have is due to a very dry climate, so maybe the molding chocolate will be more elastic...?
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:10 PM   #6
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wow, that's pretty, Bakechef. is it a flan, or ?????
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It's an orange swirl cheesecake.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:19 PM   #8
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Ok - the melting chocolate worked a little better, and the temperature matters a lot! But... Still not super excited about the end product-
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Old 11-25-2011, 01:10 AM   #9
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There it is- white chocolate cheesecake with chocolate curls! :-)
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:41 AM   #10
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you might try using a mandolin or a cheese knife.
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