|Source: Mari Senaga|
|Prep time: 10 minutes||Cooking time: 5 minutes||Total time: 15 minutes|
This is Mari Senaga's modeling chocolate recipe. It is used to create edible figures and flowers, similar to gum paste.
1. Heat in a microwave, on, 50% power for 2-3 minutes (Check every 30 seconds and stir), the chocolate will take on a shiny look when melted, Stir until smooth.
2. After the chocolate has been melted, add the corn syrup. Stir (not whisk, use more of a fold in) until it blends, you will see a separation of the solids and fats. Stir till you no longer see any uncombined melted chocolate (dull streaks), and it feels like soft serve
3. Pour the mixture on to a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap for the next 3- 4 hours. Store in a cool place (55 degrees to 75 degrees) do not refrigerate, this can make the clay grainy, and hard to work with. You can knead it at this point. Then re-wrap in plastic wrap, or zip style bag it.
To use: cut or break into 4-6 pieces. Warm and knead each piece in your hands, until you achieve a consistency close to modeling clay. Let set up for at least 30 minutes between kneading. Then give the chocolate clay a second kneading. At this point, you may add paste color to achieve the color you desire. Let set up for a couple of hours before using. During this process, remove any lumps that do not knead in to the paste.