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.
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