How to Make Hot Fudge Sauce

Ice cream just got dreamier. Top your favorite scoops with homemade hot fudge: Just five ingredients!

View Video

NEW Recipes from Our July Magazine

The latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens are here. We're sharing nine irresistible things to make this month, including sweet cobblers, grilled ribs, and easy weeknight dishes.

View Slideshow

Freezer-Ready Casseroles

A make-ahead casserole is perfect for just about any occasion. You can welcome new neighbors, prep for an upcoming party, or plan next week's meals. With cheesy lasagnas, bubbly tuna bakes, and more, these enticing freezer casserole recipes are sure to make life easier!

View Slideshow

15 Ways to Enjoy Wine All Summer Long

This summer, say good-bye to room-temperature red wine and slightly chilled whites. We've got 15 cool recipes to help you beat the heat, because we all need a little more wine in our lives.

View Slideshow

Festive July 4th Desserts

Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July desserts! With star-shape scones and piecrusts, tempting tarts, colorful shakes, and fresh berries, these recipes for 4th of July desserts are sure to stand out at your patriotic celebration.

View Slideshow

How to Make Ice Cream Cake

Need a birthday cake idea or a fun way to change up a cake recipe? See how to make an ice cream cake better than any store-bought version.

View Video

Quick Summer Dinners

Summer is here! Make the most of the season's bounty of fresh produce with these quick dinner recipes. They're all ready in 30 minutes or less.

View Slideshow
Popular in Food

Chocolate Garnish Basics

Chocolate garnishes make the perfect addition to any dessert.

You can create desserts that are beatitful and are delicious too with our hints.

Sweet, smooth, and decadent, chocolate makes the ultimate garnish for desserts. Follow our simple techniques for quick-tempering chocolate and for using it as a garnish to turn all your chocolate desserts into eye-catching masterpieces.

Grated chocolate

Grated chocolate Use semisweet, sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, or a white baking bar. To grate, rub a solid piece of chocolate across the grating section of a handheld grater. Use the fine or large section depending on what size you want the pieces to be.

Chocolate lace shards

Chocolate lace shards Pipe melted white baking bar or candy coating onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper; pipe a continuous line that curves and loops over entire surface. When firm, spread tempered chocolate or melted candy coating over top of piped lines 1/8 inch thick. Let stand in a cool, dry place until chocolate is firm, then carefully peel the waxed paper away from the chocolate. Break or cut chocolate into irregular shards. Cover and chill in refrigerator until needed.

Chocolate lace

Chocolate lace Place tempered chocolate, melted white baking bar, candy coating, or a combination of these in a plastic bag. Cut a small hole in one corner and pipe or drizzle small designs onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Let the garnishes stand in a cool, dry place until firm.

Chocolate leaves

Chocolate leaves For these examples, we used ivy and rose leaves. You'll need a clean, small paintbrush and chemical-free nontoxic fresh leaves such as mint, lemon, ivy, rose, or strawberry. For 12 small leaves, use 2 ounces tempered chocolate, white baking bar, or candy coating. Using the paintbrush, brush one or two coats of chocolate on one side of each leaf. (If you want the veins to show, brush the chocolate on the underside of the leaf.) Wipe away any chocolate from unpainted side of the leaf. Place leaves, chocolate side up, on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper; let dry. Before using, carefully peel the leaf away from the chocolate, using a toothpick to hold the chocolate.

Chocolate curls

Chocolate curls To make chocolate curls, let milk chocolate or white baking bar come to room temperature, then carefully draw a vegetable peeler across the bar. For small curls, use the thin side of the chocolate piece; for large curls, use the broad surface.


Loading... Please wait...