12 Mar how to melt chocolate
how to melt chocolate, learn in two ways :
1. MELT IN MICROWAVE
Finely chop chocolate and add it in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 20% power for a period of 15 seconds. take the bowl off the microwave and stir. Initially the chopped chocolate will still be little solid, but it is important to stir after every burst of power to keep the heat evenly distributed throughout the chocolate. Repeat the process until most of the chocolate has melted and is smooth. Let it stand for a minute or two, stirring occasionally, until all of the chocolate melts and turns silky-smooth.
2. MELT IN DOUBLE BOILER
as chocolate is so receptive to heat, you have to be extremely careful when melting it otherwise it will break and separate. Here it goes…
Take two bowls, one big and wide in which you can place second bowl for melting chocolate. Take 1-1.5 cup water (depending upon the size of bowl you take) in big bowl and place it on low flame for boiling. In the middle of hot water, place second small bowl which is filled with chocolate. Be careful, boiling water should not jump over to the bowl carrying chocolate. Water will damage the chocolate. When chocolate begins to melt, stir it with a spoon. as chocolate is very sensitive so keep the flame on low. Don’t over heat the chocolate. Keep stirring at usual intervals till the chocolate completely melts.
PAYAL BALI SHARMA