What is the easiest way to make chocolate shavings? (technique)
There's a Chocolate Shaver that you can purchase. It looks similar to a cheese slicer, but it's specifically for shaving chocolate bark. I bought one for about $8 - $9 at a cake supply store, but I haven't tried it out yet. This isn't where I bought mine, but I found a picture of one like mine. HTH.
I use a veggie peeler.
I warm the chocolate slightly (couple seconds in the microwave) and then slowly run a potato peeler down lenghtwise. This gives me nice spirals.
My favorite tool is a cheese slicer. It sort of looks like a metal spatula with a slot in the center. When I want big curls, I spread the chocolate on the back of a cookie sheet. Put in frig. for a few minutes and then pull the slicer across the cold chocolate. It works great for me and when I do this, I make lots of curls and store them in a Tupperware container in the cupboard or frig. for future use.
Sounds like I should have saved my money and used my veggie peeler or cheese slicer!
So glad I found your post, Lilybird! You have saved me.
I sue a thick bar of chocolate, warm it with my hands, and use a cheese slicer. Nice big curls every time!