Melting chocolate is a common baker's task; we need to melt chocolate for glazes, icings, and coating things like our peanut butter Buckeyes. How do you melt chocolate in your kitchen?
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The most foolproof way to melt chocolate is to use a double boiler
, but since we often don't bother with one, we are big fans of this Butter Warmer
. It's small enough to easily melt little amounts of chocolate.
Also see how chocolate cookbook author Lisa Yockelson recommends melting chocolate.
Just remember: don't let a drop of water or other water-based liquid near your chocolate. Just a drop or two of water will ruin the whole batch. It'll seize up terribly. The addition of a small amount of cream or butter will ensure easy melting though.