Warm the chocolate gently to 86 degrees for dark or 84 degrees for milk and white. Hold it at this temperature for a few minutes, then warm up to 91-92 degrees for dark (87-89 degrees for milk or white). As the chocolate warms, the undesirable beta-prime crystals will melt and the chocolate will be ready to use.
- 1 What can I add to chocolate to make it shiny?
- 2 How do you make melted chocolate silky?
- 3 Can you add oil to chocolate to make it shiny?
- 4 Why is my tempered chocolate not shiny?
- 5 Why do you add coconut oil to melted chocolate?
- 6 Why do you put butter in melted chocolate?
- 7 What makes chocolate silky?
- 8 What can you use instead of coconut oil for melting chocolate?
- 9 What kind of oil do you use to melt chocolate?
- 10 How do you make chocolate covered strawberries shiny?
- 11 How do you fix overheated chocolate?
What can I add to chocolate to make it shiny?
Or, buy a tempering machine. This should give you that gloss your after. If you want a bit of shine on an existing coating, I would prepare a very dense syrup (bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil and add in 1 cup of sugar, stir until all the sugar dissolves, let cool) and apply a thin coat with a brush.
How do you make melted chocolate silky?
Once chocolate is looking almost melted with just a few lumps, don’t microwave it again just stir the chocolate until it is completely smooth. Adding a tablespoon of coconut oil or vegetable oil while microwaving helps the chocolate melt more smoothly and makes it the perfect consistency for dipping!
Can you add oil to chocolate to make it shiny?
The most time consuming way to make chocolate shiny is to temper the chocolate. Tempering gives the chocolate a sharper crack and a shinier appearance. You can also usually get the chocolate to shine just by adding a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the chocolate when melting.
Why is my tempered chocolate not shiny?
Slowly heating and cooling melted chocolate while stirring puts it into temper. If chocolate is not tempered properly, the cocoa butter crystallization is uncontrolled and uneven, which results in an unattractive chocolate that is dull or has white streaks running through it.
Why do you add coconut oil to melted chocolate?
We like to combine coconut oil and melted chocolate so that the chocolate hardens faster and a little thicker. The coconut oil makes the chocolate act like a chocolate shell. It’s not essential—and doesn’t add much flavor at all—but we recommend it.
Why do you put butter in melted chocolate?
Butter is added to chocolate to provide extra fat and so that the chocolate mixes even better with any other additional ingredients. Furthermore, it can be used to release seized chocolate and thin out liquified chocolate.
What makes chocolate silky?
Cocoa butter is a very special kind of fat that has unique properties. This makes chocolate famously “melt in your mouth but not on your hands,” and it also adds the silky and smooth taste. Cocoa butter’s melting temperatures are in the range of 81 to 95°F.
What can you use instead of coconut oil for melting chocolate?
One of the best alternatives to using coconut oil when making chocolates is butter. This is one of the most common ingredients that are available all around the world. This is exactly why it is extremely easy to get it and you might even already have it on your own.
What kind of oil do you use to melt chocolate?
Add a taste-free vegetable oil (canola, not olive), shortening, warm milk or cream, or warm melted butter by the teaspoon to the melted chocolate in a saucepan. NOTE: The liquids added to the chocolate must not be cold – best if warmed to the same temperature as the chocolate.
How do you make chocolate covered strawberries shiny?
Look for berries that are firm, plump, and shiny. Rinse them gently in cool water, and carefully dry them with paper towels. For the chocolate to stick properly, the strawberries need to be completely dry, so it’s a good idea to let them air out for a half hour or so before dipping.
How do you fix overheated chocolate?
If the chocolate has seized because it has been overheated, try stirring in a couple of pieces of solid chocolate (this will not work if the chocolate has seized from moisture). Or adding fat to the chocolate can bring it back – the ideal fat to use is cocoa butter however if you don’t have any, try vegetable oil.