Best way to melt Cacao Butter?

Steven Shipler
@steven-shipler
03/28/14 03:20:07PM
25 posts

Just curious what is the best way people have found to melt down the cacao butter without the use of water or a microwave?

Just looking to elongate the life of my grinders and I would rather it go in as a liquid than a solid!

Thank you so much!


updated by @steven-shipler: 04/10/15 11:13:32AM
Adam G.
@adam-g
03/28/14 07:10:34PM
20 posts
Oven, lowest setting.
Andrea B
@andrea-bauer
03/29/14 10:57:59AM
92 posts
Right on the cooktop - don't leave it unattended though. It melts quickly. I usually remove it when about half is melted and swirl it until the rest melts.
Gap
@gap
03/29/14 08:25:13PM
182 posts

Yep, I put mine in a saucepan and melt over a gas cooker/flame.

Steven Shipler
@steven-shipler
03/29/14 08:48:05PM
25 posts

And this wont burn it? Just put it on the lowest setting like Adam said for in the oven? I am more or less looking for efficiency and this may be quicker? I will have to try both I suppose!

So let it melt half way then pult it off and let it finish so it doesnt burn on the lowest setting?

Gap
@gap
03/29/14 11:10:24PM
182 posts
I let it melt 95% and pull it off. Never burnt it.
Steven Shipler
@steven-shipler
03/30/14 01:04:47PM
25 posts
So if I am using an electric stove top and a sauce pan just the lowest setting probably?
Gap
@gap
03/30/14 03:25:20PM
182 posts
I have mine on medium high and stir constantly. It melts quick. Just take it off when almost done.
Naomi Prasad
@naomi-prasad
04/03/14 06:46:46AM
5 posts

it has a melting point of 90 degrees. you can shave the desired amount from the block so it is very thin and will melt easily.

use a double boiler or a dehydrator

Gap
@gap
04/03/14 04:18:51PM
182 posts

That's a good point - I always chop mine before melting or use Mycryo which is in powdered form.

Tags

Member Marketplace


Activity

slaviolette
 
@slaviolette • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new discussion "Cost of goods produced":
"Hi Everyone, Been a long time member but I have not been in in a few years, the fact is that I had to close down my small chocolate business.. but now is..."
chocolatelover123
 
@chocolatelover123 • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic:
New Chocolate Brand - "Palette"
Marita Lores
 
Marita Lores
 
Vercruysse Geert
 
Vercruysse Geert
 
Marita Lores