Chocolate Plaques & Chocolate Writing

Callebaut

Callebaut

Standard Supplier 23rd December 2016

Chocolate Plaques & Chocolate Writing

Created by Julie Sharp – Technical & Development Chef – Chocolate Academy:tm: Centre United Kingdom

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Plaque
  • Ingredients:
  • • Tempered chocolate
  • • Plastic acetate sheet
  • • Piping bags
  • • Chopping board
  • • Knife
  • • Ruler or pastry cutter
  • Piping
  • Ingredients:
  • • Paper piping bag
  • • Callebaut Dark Chocolate 811 or Milk 823 or White W2

Method

Preparation:
• Place a sheet of plastic onto a board
• Spread a thin 4mm layer of tempered chocolate on to a plastic sheet
• Allow the chocolate to go touch dry and then cut into desired shapes (e.g. heart, flower, circle, rectangle, diamond etc) either using a shaped pastry cutter or a ruler and knife
• Place a sheet of silicon paper on top of the chocolate and then another board on top to stop the chocolate from curling up at the edge
• Place into the refrigerator and allow to set
• Remove the chocolate plaques from the plastic and then pipe as below, the celebration message on top e.g. ‘I Love You’, ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’, ‘Be Mine’ etc
• Fill a paper piping bag half way with tempered chocolate (filling it only half way makes it easier to handle)
• Fold the open end of the piping bag to seal and always keep it closed using your thumb
• To ensure a smooth writing experience, always apply even pressure to the end of your piping bag
• Cut off a small amount of the tip of the piping bag so you can write neatly
• Write message on the chocolate plaque e.g. ‘I Love You’, ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’, ‘Be Mine’ etc
• Allow to dry
• Use the plaque with the piped message to decorate a dessert for Valentine’s Day

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