White Chocolate Curls

This recipe is part of the recipe for Bûche de Noël


1 package (8 ounces) white chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon shortening


  1. Place white chocolate and shortening in 2-cup glass measure. Microwave on HIGH about 1-1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds. Pour melted white chocolate onto back of baking sheet, marble slab or other heat-resistant flat surface. Quickly spread chocolate into very thin layer with metal spatula. Refrigerate about 10 minutes or until firm, but still pliable. Using small straight-edge metal spatula or paring knife, held at 45° angle, push spatula firmly along baking sheet, under chocolate, so chocolate curls as it is pushed. (If chocolate is too firm to curl, let stand a few minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate again if it becomes too soft.) Using small skewer or toothpick, transfer curls to waxed paper. Store in cool, dry place until ready to use.

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