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What makes my hot fudge sauce get grainy??

It seems fine until it cools off and is reheated...

asked by CulinaryKev over 5 years ago
4 answers 5416 views
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sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 5 years ago

Maybe when you re-heat it overcooks the chocolate. If its smooth and creamy until it is reheated the problem seems to lie there. I am not 100% on that just a thought. I know if my chocolate is over heated it gets grainy it can be very finicky.

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added over 5 years ago

Maybe not enough "fat", try adding some butter.

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added over 5 years ago

Add cold butter and mix in a food processor

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Sam1148

Sam is a trusted home cook.

added over 5 years ago

I'm not sure if this applies to a chocolate sauce. But, in general with chocolate, cooling quickly causes large grains to form.
If you're cooling the sauce down quickly it will form large grains. Bring the heat down very, very slowly. Maybe even keeping in the oven at superlow and turning off the oven element. Also note that 'quick' is very relative term when working with chocolate.

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