How To Shred Chocolate
Shredded chocolate adds panache to any dish, dessert or otherwise. However, shredding can be a problem especially if the chocolate begins to melt all over the shredder or the blades of a blender. Many recipes also require the addition of chocolate that has been shreded. To get perfectly shredded chocolate, just a bit of practice and knowledge of the right technique becomes mandatory. Read on for steps to do the job perfectly…
Steps to Shred Chocolate with a Handheld Grater
- Place cooking chocolate in refrigerator for about 30 minutes. This would keep chocolate firm and make it easier shred.
- Take a clean and dry cheese grater and place one end on the edge of a plate or a bowl while holding the other end.
- With the dominant hand take the chocolate bar and run it down on the grater. The metal rivets would shred the chocolate into small flakes.
- Place the chocolate shred in the refrigerator so that they solidify a little bit.
- They can be used immediately too.
Shredding Chocolate in a Blender
- Cut chocolate into small pieces and place them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes so that they get firmer.
- Transfer the small pieces into a blender and process on the pulse setting to get freshly shredded chocolate.
A potato peeler can also be used to shred chocolate if you need a small quantity. You can decorate your desserts and cakes very often with freshly shredded chocolate once you master the art of shredding chocolate.