Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Kitchen Tip Tuesday

Grating Chocolate
I had a recipe to make this morning that called for you to grate semisweet chocolate bars. Since my memory was that I had the chocolate when in reality it was unsweetened chocolate, I went digging and found semisweet chocolate chips. I realized that trying to grate them on a regular stand type grate was not an option unless I wanted injured fingers! I've tried using a minichopper before, but the chocolate is not at all uniform--mainly big chunks and powder. So......
I decided to try my rotary cheese grater (that has the crank--I didn't know what the official name was 'til I googled it)!!! This worked great!! The chocolate came out finely grated. It looked great sprinkled on top my Strawberry cheesecake trifle. :o)
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3 comments:

mub said...

This is a great tip, thank you!

Sarah said...

I've tried that before and it does work well. HOWEVER, do not try to use it to grate cinnamon sticks when you are out of regular cinnamon! :~)

Amanda @ Mommy's Idea Book said...

That sounds like a great idea. Now if I just had a rotary cheese grater. :-)