Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chocolate Thinning Tip


We interrupt this week to inform you of a tip/lesson that my sister learned this evening...

When melting chocolate for dipping things in (i.e. pretzels), do NOT attempt to thin it out with milk or it will curdle.

Below are a few pointers to help you out:
  1. Use a double boiler if you have one.
  2. If you don't have a double boiler, then place chocolate in microwave for 35 seconds, stir, then back in for 15 seconds, stir again. Repeat this until chocolate is smooth and melted.
  3. If you do not follow the above, you run a great risk of burnt chocolate.
  4. When attempting to thin out the chocolate, use a small amount of oil (1-2 teaspoons). Make sure you use Canola or Vegetable oil and NOT olive oil as it will affect the taste of the chocolate.
We now return you to your regular programming!


1 comment:

  1. I tried veg. oil and it worked wonders! I did a cap full (because I'm ghetto like that). Now I have 6 sheets of pretzels in the fridge (3 hours later and two bags of morsels later)