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Melting Chocolate

Melting Chocolate
Louise Nason and Chika Watanabe

Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 15 mins
Dessert
American

Ingredients 

  • Chocolate

Directions 

  • 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.