A double boiler gives you the best control over the heat. The steam of the simmering water gently melts the chocolate so that it doesn’t burn.
Should I add butter to my melted chocolate?
Butter helps the chocolate chips melt in a smooth and glossy liquid. It also helps make the perfect consistency for dipping and glazing! Depending on the cocoa percentage, add 1 tablespoon of butter for every 2 to 12 ounces of chocolate chips.
How do you thin out melting chocolate?
As the chocolate is melting, add 2 tablespoons light corn syrup, 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening, and 1 ½ teaspoons water in as well. With a wooden spoon, keep stirring the mixture till the chocolate morsels have melted properly. We want the mixture to be smooth in consistency.
What do I do if my melted chocolate is too thick?
Stir constantly and allow the solid chocolate to bring down the temperature of the melted chocolate. If the chocolate remains thick or lumpy, try straining it through a sieve first. If this doesn’t solve the problem, add a spoonful of vegetable oil or melted vegetable shortening and stir thoroughly.
How long does it take to double boil chocolate?
Timing is roughly 1 minute for an ounce of chocolate and 3 minutes for 8 ounces of chocolate. Be sure to stop the microwave and stir every 20-30 seconds.