How to Melt Chocolate {Baking with Aunt Inga}

filed under: Decorating on December 13, 2011

Aunt Inga was so excited to hear that someone needed her help!

How to Melt Chocolate {Baking with Aunt Inga}

She and Ole put together another video for your viewing pleasure, however the quality is pretty poor.

Sorry about how blurry it is!



Just in case clearer instruction is needed, here are some tips when melting chocolate in the microwave.

  • You can use any type of chocolate you prefer, but keep a closer eye on white chocolate.
  • You do not need to put it in a plastic bag, you can also melt it in a microwave safe dish.
  • If melting in a plastic bag, begin with 30 second intervals.  After 30 seconds has passed, remove the bag and gently massage the chocolate, trying to locate and disperse hot spots.
  • If melting in a microwave safe dish, remove bowl at 30 second intervals.  Stir thoroughly.  If chocolate needs to melt more, remove spoon and heat in 15 second intervals until you reach a ‘mostly’ melted state.  Remove bowl and stir until all lumps dissolve and chocolate is smooth.
  • The benefit to melting chocolate directly in bag is that you can immediately begin piping it out.

If you have any more questions you’d like Aunt Inga to answer, just leave it in the comments.  I will make sure Sven gets them! 😉

You can find more Aunt Inga here, talking about Homemade Cake Flour.

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  • marla says:

    Could Inga be any more hilarious & well educated! Love this video & I look forward to may more in the series 🙂

  • marla says:

    By the way…the sweater & hair are fabulous!

  • tracie says:

    Wow, awesome sense of humor. Both videos had me laughing. Can’t wait to see more!

  • Maria says:

    Oh how I love Aunt Inga! Thanks for sharing!

  • Paula says:

    You are probably too young to remember the Carol Burnett show but Aunt Inga would have been a perfect addition to the cast! I’m sure Aunt Inga will be joining your family for the holidays but if not…there’s lots of room for her at our house 🙂

  • Lorie says:

    My daughter has made me watch it three times!!

  • Stephanie (bake with ginger) says:

    BEST. AUNT. EVER. That was hilarious! I’m literally running late to work right now because I couldn’t help myself from watching the entire thing again this morning 🙂

  • Georgia Pellegrini says:

    How great that you have an aunt who is such an expert! I wish I had one who could tutor me like that 🙂 I love cooking with family members, it’s so soulful.

  • brittni says:

    Thanks Aunt Inga for the tips…and the giggles! Made my day! I <3 A.I.!

  • Nadia says:

    What a great practical idea to melt chocolate in bags! I always melted them in a dish and made a little mess transferring the chocolate to the bag! Thank you!!!!

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    You are crazy. Just plain crazy. xoxo

  • HannahBee says:

    Aunt Inga is AWESOME!

  • Jen M O says:

    She is so funny!

  • Kristin Morris says:

    HAHA, I love Aunt Inga! She is too funny. I’m just not quite sure who Merle is?! 😉 (note the sarcasm, im good at that) LOL

    <3- kuppy kake