How To Melt (not temper) Chocolate 3 ways

How To Melt (not temper) Chocolate 3 ways


How you doing everybody? Okay so, what I want to do in this video is
make a real short video of how to melt chocolate 3 different ways. And I’m basically just talking about just
melting semi sweet chocolate just enough for you to be able to drizzle on a dessert. First method I used is putting it in the microwave
for bursts of between 10 to 20 seconds each time. Don’t really want to go longer than that. And each time the timer goes off you want
to open it up and stir your chocolate a little bit. Chocolate burns very easily and once you get
a little bit burnt in the bowl it’s pretty much shot, that’s it, you’re going to have
to start over. So you can see that. Second method real quick is over a double
boiler on the stove. Got your pot here with just enough water so
that it doesn’t touch the bottom of this pot that’s going inside it. Keep it on low heat, low to medium heat. Come back and check it periodically and stir
it. And you can see that’s melted all the way. Now the third method I want to talk to you
about is probably my least favorite. But I just want to give you different options
as far as what you can do and what you may or may not be able to do with how much or
how little equipment you have. So, third way I want o show you is to put
the chocolate directly into a pan that, directly on the stove. Like I said, this is my least favorite method
but, I just want to give you options. When you do it this way you definitely want
to stay here the whole time and you have to constantly stir it, so as not to burn it. And the chocolate that I’m using is not chocolate
chips, I do not recommend bags or boxes of chocolate chips for melting purposes if you
want to drizzle them on a dessert. Those were designed a little differently they
got a different make up, they’re are actually designed not to melt so well that’s why you
can use them in chocolate chip cookies and other things like that. What I’m using right here is this Baker’s
chocolate , semi sweet. Some stores that you have they may also have
a bulk section where you can find semi sweet chocolate in bulk, pay by the pound. If they do, go ahead and get it, I usually
recommend that because sometimes it’s 50 percent or even 60 percent cheaper. But if your store does not have that available,
then I recommend something like this, the Bakers’ semi sweet chocolate. And keep in mind when I talk about melting
this chocolate I’m not talking about tempering chocolate which is a whole different process. And a different effect. I’m strictly talking about melting chocolate
for the purposes of drizzling it on a dessert….that you’ve made or drizzling it on ice cream or
whatever you want to use it for. I just want to repeat again if you are doing
it this third way, where you have the pot right on the burner, whether it’s gas or electric,
I definitely recommend that you stay right there and stir it constantly the whole time
so you don’t burn it. I’m going to go ahead and turn this off. There you have it, three different ways to
melt chocolate. And that’s pretty much it, I’m Chef Jay also
known as The Busy Baker, thank you again for watching and Lord willing I’ll see you next
time. Thank you!

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