Melted Chocolate

September 23, 2018

A double boiler, water bath, or bain-marie is the easiest way to melt chocolate on a stove. By not applying direct heat to the chocolate, you don’t risk burning the chocolate or having it clump up.

You can buy special pots that let you do a double boil method, or you can find a large heatproof bowl that is wider than your saucepan (that’s the method I’ve pictured here).

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  • 10 mins
  • 10 mins
  • Ingredients

    • chocolate chips
    • water


    1. Boil an inch of water in a saucepan.
    2. Turn the heat down to low, and place a large, heatproof, glass bowl that is wider than the saucepan on top of it. The bottom of the bowl should not touch the surface of the water.
    3. Place the chocolate in the bowl. After a few minutes, stir the chocolate as it melts.
    4. Keep stirring the chocolate occassionally to allow it to heat evenly.

      Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.