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Dec 21, 2008 07:52 AM

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

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

    1. 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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      1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

        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!

      2. Chances of resuscitation are slim.

        Next time, stir, stir, stir!

        1. 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 though, white chocolate isn't cheap !