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When melting chocolate why does it clump up instead of becoming smooth..

asked by mommie over 3 years ago
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boulangere

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added over 3 years ago

Yes, how are you melting it? When melting in a bain marie, be sure that you keep the heat to a simmer so that steam doesn't billow up out of the pot and into your bowl. ;0)

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boulangere

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added over 3 years ago

Too, if you're melting it in a microwave, chances are that you're scorching it, which a microwave does extremely well. Once it has either seized (in the presence of water) or scorched, unfortunately you have to kiss it good bye and start over.

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added over 3 years ago

What type of chocolate are you using? The percentage of cacao could be making the difference, as well as the methods sited above. IMHO one should never use a microwave