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Lace Eggs: You Squiggle Chocolate over an Egg-Shaped Form

Magazine article Sunset

Lace Eggs: You Squiggle Chocolate over an Egg-Shaped Form

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You squiggle chocolate over an egg-shaped form

It looks like delicate filigree, but this egg is actually squiggles of melted chocolate piped over a styrene foam form. When the chocolate hardens, the curlicues become a shell. Fill it with chocolate mousse for a make-ahead Easter dessert.

Look for the styrene foam eggs at crafts supply stores.

Chocolate Lace Eggs

White chocolate varies widely in how it melts. For this recipe, the small baking chips work best (the larger deluxe baking pieces do not melt smoothly). 1-1/4 cups (8 oz.) white or semisweet chocolate baking chips

Chocolate mousse (recipe follows)

1 cup raspberries, rinsed and drained

Place chocolate in the top of a double boiler. Set pan over hot (not simmering) water and stir occasionally until chocolate is melted and smooth, about 4 minutes. Remove from water, then let chocolate cool to lukewarm, about 100[deg].

Meanwhile, cut three 3-1/2-inch- or four 3inch-long styrene foam eggs in half lengthwise. Wrap each half tightly in plastic wrap, pulling excess wrap over flat (or cut) side of egg; secure with tape. Curved side of egg should be smooth.

Line a 12- by 15-inch baking sheet with plastic wrap. …

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