How to Melt Chocolate
1:: Chop the chocolate
Roughly chop the chocolate into small pieces, about the size of sugar cubes (a serrated knife works well for this).
2 :: Place chocolate in heat-proof bowl
Set chocolate pieces in the bottom of your metal or glass bowl, making sure it’s heat-proof.
3 :: Place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water
Bring about an inch of water to a simmer in your saucepan. Set the heatproof bowl in the mouth of the pot, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.
4 :: Stir the chocolate
Stir chocolate occasionally as it softens. When you have just a few small unmelted chunks, remove bowl from heat (residual heat will melt the rest).