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Chocolate Ginger Shards

  • Yield: Garnish for 2 brulees


  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon crystallized ginger, finely chopped


  • Line a small baking sheet with foil and chill.
  • In the top of a double boiler, or in a small metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally until smooth. Stir in 2 teaspoons of the ginger and spoon onto the center of the baking sheet. Spread with a rubber spatula into a rough rectangle and sprinkle with the remaining 1 teaspoon of ginger, pressing lightly to help adhere.
  • Chill until firm, about 30 minutes, then break into triangle-shaped pieces (shards).