Whether you need garnish for a classic chocolate cake, a pudding or a mousse, this easy-to-make decorative topping will take your dessert presentation to the next level.

Lindt Maître Chocolatier Stefan Bruderer shares his tips for making chocolate curls at home.

  1. Start by tempering your chocolate. See our step-by-step guide here.
  2. On a marble or stainless steel surface, spread out the tempered chocolate. Using an offset spatula, evenly spread the tempered chocolate until it’s about 1 mm thick.
  3. Let it stand for a couple minutes, until the chocolate has solidified.
  4. Using a metal bench scraper held at a 45-degree angle, slide it across the surface of the chocolate in a curved, semi-circle shape.
  5. Gently pick up the chocolate curls and garnish your dessert.