LC Smartypants Note
We know what you’re thinking. You already know how to melt chocolate. Maybe, Smartypants. But maybe, just maybe, you and I and all of us could stand to benefit from an unexpected approach to something we thought we understood. Because really, that oven technique described above? Brilliant.
- Quick Glance
- 5 M
- 15 M
- Servings vary
Chop the chocolate.
Melt the chocolate one of three ways…
If melting in the oven: Heap the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl, and place it in a very low oven [about 150°F (65°C)], stirring once or twice with a rubber spatula, until smooth and melted, 10 to 15 minutes.
If melting in the microwave: Place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Heat it in 15-second bursts at medium power, stirring with a rubber spatula between each heating, until smooth and melted.
If melting over simmering water: Place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, making sure that the water doesn’t touch the base of the bowl, and stir occasionally with a rubber spatula until smooth and melted.