LOOKING for: What happened to my White Chocolate???

eileen_launonenDecember 13, 2002

The Garhelldi White Chocolate directions said to put in a microwave bowl for 30 seconds stir and melt another 30 when it came out I stir and it turned to a lumpy hard paste HMMMMMM I have no clue anyone have suggestions! TIA

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ginger_st_thomas

If you covered it with Saran wrap moisture could have collected & made it seize. Or it got too hot or wasn't stirred frequently enough.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2002 at 6:34PM
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colleenoz

White chocolate can be very temperamental. It will also seize like that if you overheat it. I have found the method that works for me is to put the broken up chocolate into a glass or china bowl, and microwave on 1/3 power for about 3 minutes, then stir. If it is still in chunks, then give it another 30 seconds on 1/3 power. If it is soft but not runny, continue to stir it as residual heat will generally be enough to finish the melting.
Hope this works for you.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2002 at 9:12PM
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eileen_launonen

I didnt cover it can that be the problem???

    Bookmark   December 14, 2002 at 8:25AM
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ginger_st_thomas

Don't cover it. Moisture will collect on the cover & cause it to seize. If you microwave it, use a lower power setting & stir more frequently.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2002 at 11:18AM
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ann_t

Don't cover it and also make sure that the bowl you are using is completely dry. It can't contain any liquid or moisture. I also use low heat and check often.

Ann.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2002 at 10:09AM
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Ilene29

I always do mine in a double boiler on low heat.
Ilene

    Bookmark   August 3, 2003 at 5:06PM
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ReneeKY

eileen - I've had that happen with it, too. Ginger's right...a couple of drops of condensation or too high power and you can sculpt with it.

Ilene - You have the best idea -- double broiler! I've all but given up trying to do anything in the microwave except melt butter. Just seems to take twice as long to get half the results.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2003 at 6:24PM
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ginger_st_thomas

That's why I gave my microwave away in 1995.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2003 at 8:01PM
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Ilene29

I like it for just heating up things but i have never cooked anything in them execpt peanut brittle and it burned and i have never cooked any thing in them again. For heating is ok and to me that is it.
Ilene

    Bookmark   August 3, 2003 at 11:52PM
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browntoestoo

I'm with Ilene, break out the double boiler! Wish I had one! I use a flat bottomed pyrex bowl balanced on a pot.

Eileen

    Bookmark   August 7, 2003 at 2:04PM
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