There is a secret to melting white chocolate and I’m sharing the best tips, along with a step by step video. Come on in and see for yourself!
I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I failed at melting white chocolate. I seemed to have been doing everything wrong, and the methods that I researched and tried – well, I failed at those too. Since I shared with you yesterday that I made some white chocolate bark, I thought I would follow that up with the secret to melting it.
Most methods out there advise to melt the white chocolate in the microwave on high, at 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted. I tried this. Total bust. But a little secret between you and me is that microwaves and I just don’t get along. Whatever I’ve tried to cook in them comes out gross and rubbery; whenever I defrost a meat, it cooks it instead, and whenever I use a microwave to just warm something up, it stays warms for about a nano-second. My only microwave accomplishment, is popping microwave popcorn. Clearly, I’m doing something wrong, but I simply don’t care; cooking successfully with a microwave isn’t on my list of goals. I’ll stick to the stove.
So, having said that, the stove was the way to go.
Let me give you just a quick back story on white chocolate. For starters, it’s not chocolate at all. It’s a blend of sugar, cocoa butter, milk products, vanilla and lecithin, which is a fatty substance. It does not contain a single chocolate solid. This may be the reason why it’s a little finicky when melting. Regardless, I’ve researched and found my own tried and true method to melting this deliciousness.
I’ve Got The Secret To Melting White Chocolate
It all started when I wanted to try my hand at making this bark and this bark. As I mentioned, I failed miserably until I finally figured out that the secret to melting white chocolate is to babysit it.
When melting it in a double boiler (if you don’t have a double boiler, simply put a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water), and start stirring. Even from the very beginning, just when you pour the white chocolate chips into the bowl, use a rubber spatula and stir.
The method is to stir like you’re folding in egg whites or whipped cream into a dessert. Slide the rubber spatula down the side of the bowl to the center bottom, and bring up in a folding motion. Continue all the way around the bowl constantly and consistently, until the stuff has melted. However, be careful not to burn it. Keep the flame on medium to medium low.
Word of warning, your arm will get a little tired, and when you think the chips won’t melt or they’re starting to stick together and forming a big clump, keep stirring like I advise, and all will work out.
Now, although I’m not looking directly at this camera, I’m looking at the camera that was filming my Facebook Live! Just the same, the secrets and tips are right here, waiting for you to watch!!