Chocolate. Everybody loves chocolate. Unless you're allergic. If you want to melt chocolate, then this video tip is the perfect recipe for melting chocolate, straight from Real Simple.
Chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-dipped cookies?perfectly melted chocolate can take a simple dessert from delicious to divine. Low heat is the key; excessive heat can easily burn it or make it grainy. Here are some quick steps to melt your chocolate to the proper consistency.
What You Need:
Bar of chocolate, cutting board, serrated knife, large saucepan, heat-proof bowl (large enough to cradle in top of saucepan), rubber spatula
1. Chop the chocolate: Roughly chop the chocolate into small pieces, about the size of sugar cubes (a serrated knife works well for this).
2. Place chocolate in heat-proof bowl: Set chocolate pieces in the bottom of your metal or glass bowl, making sure it's heat-proof.
3. Place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water: Bring about an inch of water to a simmer in your saucepan. Set the heatproof bowl in the mouth of the pot, making sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl.
4. Stir the chocolate: Stir chocolate occasionally as it softens. When you have just a few small unmelted chunks, remove bowl from heat (residual heat will melt the rest).