For the longest time, I was unable to melt chocolate. Seriously. I messed it up every time. Generally, I scorched it, but I think there were other things going with it as well.
At last, I watched an Alton Brown episode on chocolate, and it changed everything. OK, so getting used to the process of using a double-boiler helped too. (Now I'm even okay melting chocolate in the microwave...woo hoo!)
Anyway, I've been doing some chocolate melting lately. With these pretzels I made tonight. (yum...) And with some popcorn a few nights ago. (I got the idea here, but substituted craisins for the m&ms, and used vanilla almond bark. again...yum.)
Thank goodness this melting business is no longer an issue!
What cooking/baking techniques allude you? What have you managed to master?
By Mollie Johanson at Wednesday, February 10, 2010