Your personal shoppers, leaving home not required. Shop gift guides »
🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

What makes my hot fudge sauce get grainy??

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

asked by CulinaryKev almost 5 years ago
4 answers 5013 views
2f4926e2 248b 4c22 a6f7 8f2d888b8488  3 bizcard
sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 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.

516f887e 3787 460a bf21 d20ef4195109  bigpan
added almost 5 years ago

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

E51f0875 8a2d 437d 81a3 cdb4b55919c7  100 1380new
added almost 5 years ago

Add cold butter and mix in a food processor

0f493ab9 068f 4498 ba2c 95c992214d52  sit2
Sam1148

Sam is a trusted home cook.

added almost 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.