This recipe for tempered chocolate uses a stove top. This is much easier than a microwave when it comes to controlling the temperature.
It’s amazing how reliant we have become on cell phones. I use mine to make calls, send messages, write blog posts and to tell the time. I no longer wear a watch because my mobile phone fulfils that function. The other day I was meeting a friend for lunch. My phone needed to be reformatted due to an error and it was linked to my computer. I could not detach it so I had to leave it at the office while I headed to the shopping centre where we were meeting. We hadn’t made a firm time so I arrived before the 12:30ish arrangement and sat at a table in the area outside the place where we normally get together. It took my friend 25 minutes to find me even though I was where we said we would meet. Not being able to contact each other made me aware of how reliant we are on our phones. Also, I had no clue how long I had been waiting as there was no clock near me. Some people are so attached to their phones they text while trying to drive. This makes me lose my temper and yell out my car window at them, or gesticulate and shake my head. I so don’t want to be part of their accident! Now, when tempering chocolate using the seeding method you won’t have any reason to yell. Celia has an extensive post on how to do this. Here is my shortened version.
Recipe For Tempered Chocolate
- 100 g chocolate
- Place 75g of the chocolate into a bowl
- Over a bain-marie and a low temperature, heat the chocolate to 47° Celsius
- Add the rest of the chocolate and take the bowl off the heat
- Mix the chocolate in and decrease the temperature to 31° Celsius
- This is the temperature you want to maintain while working with the chocolate
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What I blogged April 23rd:
- one year ago – Stocking A Pantry Cupboard
- two years ago – Black Cherry Ice Cream
- three years ago – Pak Choi And Carrot Meatballs
Dave and I are overseas in France. I will be back in my office on the 6th of May and I will start replying to comments then. I won’t be able to read any blogs while we are away so please forgive my lack of visiting back. To follow along with us, click here.
26 thoughts on “Tempered Chocolate | Stove Top Method”
They look fantastic, Tandy! Thank you for the shout out! 🙂
My pleasure, and thanks for the compliment and the visit 🙂
I just melted chocolate today and used your method without even realizing it. 🙂 I’m so glad it worked!
Me too Krista!
Like people texting and driving, I’m scared of chocolate work!!! I know I shouldn’t be but I just shy away from it….and I’d be scared I’d eat it all myself 🙂
Give it a try! At least you can eat your way to success 🙂
This chocolate looks scrumptious! And yes, it seems we are so reliant on cell phones! Do we own them or do they own us?
What a good point Laura 🙂
I’m scared of texting while driving. You get massive fines for it too! I just bought an infra red thermometer for chocolate tempering. I can’t wait to use it! 😀
Oh wow, I want to get one, but they are not available here!
I definitely don’t like to leave home without my cell phone.
Tempering chocolate can be tricky – great tips!
Seems we are all the same that way Pam 🙂
I am with you on the cell phone use, while I try to limit the time I spend on mine, I am not always successful. I once forgot it at home and al day I felt like I am missing something, its almost like a body part, always by my side, funny!
On the other note, love the recipe, and would love to give it a try, never tried making tempered chocolate!
I don’t think I would cope not having my phone with me all day!
Oh! So the magic temperature is 31C…I will definitely remember this next time working with chocolate.
Enjoy the rest of your week Tandy 🙂
Hope this method works for you!
we are so reliant on cell phones!! I was just watching a TV show that takes place in the 1960s and I was just thinking how hard it would be without a cell phone!! haha… also, these chocolates look amazing! YUM!
Those 1960’s people had to do without a lot of technology we now take for granted 🙂
Reliant on cell phones…. I have a serious addiction. I lost my phone the other arvo for about 30 minutes, was fretting. It was ridiculous. Not a fan of those who text and drive either, very dangerous.
I have never tempered chocolate before, will have to give it a whirl. 🙂
I might not be happy if my phone was lost!
This is great! Tempering chocolate is NOT something I have mastered yet, but really want to!
This method is so easy Joanne 🙂
I hardly use my phone for calls at all – but I’m glued to it! Great instructions.
That is so interesting Sally 🙂