When melting chocolate, the line between success and failure is often paper thin. Even though you’re watching the microwave like a hawk or desperately stirring the bottom of the pot, it still manages to burn. Save the stress and the extra trip to the supermarket for a new batch of chocolate—here’s how to successfully melt your chocolate, every time!
Make sure that the bowl doesn’t touch the water—if the bowl touches the water, the chocolate will become too hot too quickly. Use a clean dry spoon to stir the chocolate, even the smallest amount of water can cause the chocolate to go hard. It is best to melt chocolate when you are ready to use it so that it doesn’t have to be reheated.