How to Melt Chocolate {Baking with Aunt Inga}

filed under: Decorating on December 13, 2011

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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  • marla says:

    Could Inga be any more hilarious & well educated! Love this video & I look forward to may more in the series ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ (note the sarcasm, im good at that) LOL

    <3- kuppy kake