How to Melt Chocolate

How to Melt Chocolate {Baking with Aunt Inga}

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 have passed, remove the bag and gently massage the chocolate, trying to locate and disperse hot spots.
  • If melting in a microwave-safe dish, remove the bowl at 30-second intervals.  Stir thoroughly.  If the chocolate needs to melt more, remove the 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 a bag is that you can immediately begin piping it out.

 

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Reader Comments

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!!!

  4. 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

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