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Can you add oil to chocolate to make it shiny?
The most time consuming way to make chocolate shiny is to temper the chocolate. Tempering gives the chocolate a sharper crack and a shinier appearance. You can also usually get the chocolate to shine just by adding a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the chocolate when melting.
What is it called when you make chocolate shiny?
Tempering chocolate in the microwave is so easy and results in a glossy, shiny tempered chocolate! Tempering chocolate doesn’t have to be hard!
Why is my tempered chocolate not shiny?
Slowly heating and cooling melted chocolate while stirring puts it into temper. If chocolate is not tempered properly, the cocoa butter crystallization is uncontrolled and uneven, which results in an unattractive chocolate that is dull or has white streaks running through it.
What does adding oil to chocolate do?
Before you melt your chocolate, add a little vegetable oil. This will keep your chocolate from drying out. As a fair warning, adding vegetable oil can make it so that the chocolate doesn’t harden as quickly or as hard. It can make the chocolate a bit softer.
Why is my chocolate not shiny?
Have you ever wondered why the chocolates you buy have hard, shiny surfaces but homemade chocolates are dull and splotchy? This is because of tempering. When you melt chocolate you melt the cocoa butter crystals, the fat in chocolate.
What does adding coconut oil to chocolate do?
We like to combine coconut oil and melted chocolate so that the chocolate hardens faster and a little thicker. The coconut oil makes the chocolate act like a chocolate shell. It’s not essential—and doesn’t add much flavor at all—but we recommend it.
How can you tell if chocolate is tempered?
Test: Dip a knife, spoon, or spatula into the chocolate and set it down at cool room temperature (65°F to 70°F). If the chocolate is in temper it will harden quite quickly (within 3 to 5 minutes) and become firm and shiny. If you touch it, your finger will come away clean.
Should I add butter to melted chocolate?
You should add butter or oil when melting chocolate if it’s being used for a dipping sauce, it’s being used in baking or being combined with other ingredients, or if you’re trying to save chocolate that has overheated or seized.