Double Trouble

28 Aug

As mentioned in a earlier post (Show chocolate who’s boss), I was afraid to melt chocolate by double-boiling because I had a bad experience (once again, DON’T ASK). Today, after watching countless videos over and over again on the subject, I decided to overcome my fears. Yes, my friends. I am going to attempt to…. DOUBLE BOIL!! *suspense sound effect*

Ok here goes. I’m using a 200g block of chocolate which I chopped into small pieces so they melt easier. Into a heat-proof bowl and over a pot of water. The simmering water in the pot should not, by any means, touch the bottom of the bowl. So I’m told.

So far, so good. Using my half-moon whisk, I gently stirred the chocolate until it started to melt.

Looking good already.

And finally there it is. Gorgeous, gleaming and delectably melted. Took it off the heat while there were still a few bits of chocolate left to go, which I just whisked into the rest of them. One thing we don’t want to do is to scorch and burn the chocolate.

Phew! That wasn’t so bad. Hey! I might even do it again.

-hazrock, still the boss


Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Food


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2 responses to “Double Trouble

  1. of-the-essence blog

    August 29, 2012 at 2:40 am

    I had great fears when trying again to make flan (Mexican custard) after overcooking the syrup one time. And I had success, just like you! Mmm, time for strawberries to dip in that chocolate–or perhaps pour it over sponge cake.

    • hazrock

      August 29, 2012 at 6:15 am

      Ohhh flans look a little intimidating to me. I have never tried making it. Hmm I don’t think I have eaten it too. Sugars can be a little tricky, so I have been avoiding that as well. 🙂


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