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Melting white chocolate -- burned it! Can I resurrect it?

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AkL Dec 21, 2008 07:52 AM

I melted about 2 lbs of white chocolate in the microwave (know I know, too much!!) and the center of the pile of white choc chunks burned. Some was black, most was a pale tan.

I stuck it in the fridge overnight, and I picked away the burned bits.

My question is, will it remelt? Or am I going to have dark choc only peppermint bark (which is ok, just not what I planned)?

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    chocolateman RE: AkL Dec 21, 2008 08:54 AM

    The chocolate should be able to melt but taste it to make sure it's not bitter or some other off taste.

    1. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: AkL Dec 21, 2008 11:27 AM

      My experience with burning chocolate is that the whole pile picks up the scorched taste. Break off a chunk and give it a taste. If it tastes fine (which I highly doubt it will), then you'll be OK to re-melt it. But don't keep your hopes up, and next time use a bowl set over a pan of simmering water.

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        MEH RE: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Dec 22, 2008 10:19 AM

        Unfortunately, I'd have to agree. When I've burned chocolate in the past, I've had to toss it all because the remaining chocolate tends to taste a bit like charcoal!

        Good luck!
        Mary
        www.BestinKitchen.com

      2. babette feasts RE: AkL Dec 22, 2008 12:17 AM

        Chances of resuscitation are slim.

        Next time, stir, stir, stir!

        1. im_nomad RE: AkL Dec 22, 2008 05:20 AM

          the same thing happened to me this week, with thankfully a much smaller quantity, as i was just making a little chocolate mold decoration for a cake. I wondered the same thing. I tossed it. What a reek it made in the kitchen !

          I always figure if making batches....there's a good chance SOMETHING's gonna burn.....sucks though, white chocolate isn't cheap !

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