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#1 Sun 28 Jan 07 7:33am

vick253

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melted chocolate

When you melt chocolate in the microwave, it's not to heat it in one go. The best way to handle it is to microwave it in 10 second bursts, and stir it after each time. When you reach the stage where the chocolate is melted, give it a  stir. enjoy.

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#2 Sun 28 Jan 07 6:24pm

MrRSitch

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Re: melted chocolate

Sounds like an awful lot of trouble - why not just melt it on your stove over a saucepan of simmering water?

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#3 Sun 28 Jan 07 8:38pm

KitchenWench

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Re: melted chocolate

I tend to microwave to melt choccie and I agree small bursts tends to keep and eye on it nicely.  I overdid it once  roll  It made the kitchen smell bad   tongue  Oooops!!

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#4 Mon 29 Jan 07 8:40pm

Sanneke

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Re: melted chocolate

I still don't understand what microwave has to do with cooking !  wink

Pots and pans will do just fine for me  smile

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#5 Mon 29 Jan 07 9:17pm

KitchenWench

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Re: melted chocolate

Sanneke wrote:

I still don't understand what microwave has to do with cooking !  wink

Pots and pans will do just fine for me  smile

whistle Pots and pans are coool  but microwave just is convenient  big_smile

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#6 Tue 30 Jan 07 5:50am

The Cuban Chef

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Re: melted chocolate

never cook it in the micro

but if you must try alittle butter.......... still it is no trouble to make a double boiler

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#7 Tue 30 Jan 07 8:14am

Chanr

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Re: melted chocolate

I generally stay away from the microwave, unless I'm desparate. I usually use a double boiler. It's gentle, effective, and I know I won't scorch it.

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#8 Tue 30 Jan 07 11:04am

KitchenWench

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Re: melted chocolate

Chanr wrote:

I generally stay away from the microwave, unless I'm desparate. I usually use a double boiler. It's gentle, effective, and I know I won't scorch it.

Yuk! scorched choccie really is disgusting!! but I have got it down to a find art now. As long as I dont get interupted by the the telephone or someone knocking on the door ! wink  That's what usually happens - is that law  hmm

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#9 Mon 19 Feb 07 2:47pm

The Cuban Chef

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Re: melted chocolate

Dub boiler is better because direct heat separates the fat from the coco protein, and once that happens you will never get them back together

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#10 Thu 22 Feb 07 9:57pm

vicbarryireland

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Re: melted chocolate

Anytime Ive used the microwave for this, its never worked properly. The saucepan of simmering water works well plus you can see exactly whats goin on!

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