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)?
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.
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 !