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Need to re-melt tempered chocolate

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Kat Feb 10, 2006 11:46 PM

So, I made some chocolate coated almonds and would like to re-use that same tempered chocolate. Do I need to go through the whole tempering process with that leftover chocolate again? It would be easier to just melt it, but I don't want to ruin the confections I'm making this weekend. TIA!

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    Becca Porter Feb 11, 2006 08:08 AM

    It is possible to remelt tempered chocolate while maintaining temper. The best way is in the microwave. It can not get over 90 degrees though. If it does you will have to retemper it.

    You need to stop BEFORE it fully melts and stir it smooth. Otherwise it will be out of temper.

    If you have a gas oven you can put it in there with the pilot light on overnight. That should also melt it without breaking temper.
    -Becca

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