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    Heating up chocolate - what did I do wrong?

    Tejas_Ruthie
    Sun May 05, 2013 6:03 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    I am warming up chocolate for no bake chocolate-quinoa cookies. I am not savvy on heating chocolate. This was honey, coconut oil & Hershey's chocolate powder. http://m.flickr.com/photos/95318445@N08/8712186538/lightbox/.

    I was supposed to bring those 3 things to a boil, then simmer for 3 mins.

    They melted together & texture was smooth & creamy. Until I lowered the temp for the beginning of the 3 mins.

    Then this curdling thing happened.

    What did I do wrong?

    TIA
    olmoelisa
    Mon May 06, 2013 3:00 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Never, NEVER boil the chocolate.
    You have to warm it up in a bain-marie.
    Dee514
    Thu May 16, 2013 11:16 am
    Forum Host
    olmoelisa wrote:
    Never, NEVER boil the chocolate.
    You have to warm it up in a bain-marie.

    When making NO-BAKE cookies the cocoa powder must be boiled for 3 minutes with the sugar, liquids, and fats. If the mixture is not cooked/boiled for 3 minutes the cookies will not set properly!



    (edited to correct typo)


    Last edited by Dee514 on Thu May 16, 2013 11:26 am, edited 1 time in total
    Dee514
    Thu May 16, 2013 11:25 am
    Forum Host
    Tejas_Ruthie wrote:
    I am warming up chocolate for no bake chocolate-quinoa cookies. I am not savvy on heating chocolate. This was honey, coconut oil & Hershey's chocolate powder. http://m.flickr.com/photos/95318445@N08/8712186538/lightbox/.

    I was supposed to bring those 3 things to a boil, then simmer for 3 mins.

    They melted together & texture was smooth & creamy. Until I lowered the temp for the beginning of the 3 mins.

    Then this curdling thing happened.

    What did I do wrong?

    TIA

    Without seeing the recipe it is difficult to say what happened. It may have been the method used (stir or not stir); or the ingredients (honey or coconut oil). Most no bake cookies have other ingredients added to the sugar, cocoa and fat which help form the "brittle" (like in peanut brittle) that holds the cookie together.
    Tejas_Ruthie
    Thu May 16, 2013 12:03 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Hello, original poster here. Thank you for the wisdom & insight. The next batch turned out perfectly. I think what I did right was I carefully monitored the temp, allowed it to hover just at a very very mild boil. Seemed to work.
    freezypops
    Fri May 17, 2013 3:02 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hahaha... You're crazy dude. You just waste chocolates.
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