Melting Chocolate

Choosing a Chocolate to Melt:

What Does it Mean to Temper the Chocolate?:

Common Ways to Melt Chocolate:

Seeding Chocolate With The Use of a Candy Thermometer:

Heat half of the chocolate you are going to use in the microwave for one minute. Remove, stir completely and return to microwave. Repeat until all chunks of chocolate are melted and a candy thermometer reaches 116°.

Add the remaining chocolate (this is the seed chocolate). Stir until all of the seed chocolate has melted. Continue stirring until your candy thermometer reads 86-88°. Your chocolate is now ready to use.

Melting Chocolate Using the Hot Water Method:

Melting Chocolate Using a Microwave:

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