Melting Chocolate

Decorating By diamondsmom Updated 7 Oct 2009 , 11:12pm by TexasSugar

diamondsmom Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 8:56pm
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Hi my CC Family,

I have to make some Chocolate dipped strawberries for a cake tomorrow, I bought the morsels both white and semi-sweet chocolate.

I already tried melting it but it was not runny enough and looked really amateur. I tried adding crisco but wasn't much of a big difference.

Can I just make it into a ganache by melting the chocolate in heavy cream?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated or share how you melt your chocolate for strawberries.

Thanks a mill........

6 replies
TexasSugar Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 9:00pm
post #2 of 7

Ganache is yummy on strawberries.

Since the chocolate is already melted at this point I'd heat the cream and stir it in. Not sure if that would work, but it should.

diamondsmom Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 9:04pm
post #3 of 7

Ok. I'll try mixing in the cream. Should I let it cool first or come to room temperature?

TexasSugar Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 9:07pm
post #4 of 7

Let what cool first?

diamondsmom Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 10:20pm
post #5 of 7

Sorry, the Ganache. before dippign the strawberries in.

adonisthegreek1 Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 10:25pm
post #6 of 7

Next time try using Ghirardelli chocolate. It melts perfectly for dipping, and there is no need to add oil.

TexasSugar Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 11:12pm
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You don't want it really hot but also not cool. You do want it fluid to be able to dip them nicely. I've dipped them in ganache warmed in one of the chocolate melted pots.

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