Chocolate paint is an edible sauce that you can paint on the plate. It firms up, so it stays in place. It’s made from chocolate, a water-type liquid and some corn syrup. Variations are limited only by your imagination.
What You’ll Need
- 1 cup hot water-based liquid (water, strong tea, strong coffee, fruit juice, etc)
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 12 oz. good quality dark chocolate, chopped in small pieces
How to Make It
In a stainless steel bowl set over hot water, melt chocolate and corn syrup.
Pour hot liquid over the chocolate and whisk very well to combine. This is an emulsion, so it will take some doing, but I promise it will come together.
Apply to your plate with a paintbrush. You could paint the whole plate, but a thick stripe will do. Or paint half. Use a fairly stiff-bristled brush. You can apply it thickly (so you can’t see the plate) or push down fairly hard while painting to get a thin coat so the plate shows through. This gives the plate a quasi-wood grained effect.