originally posted by: fossilera
...@Gordi - Just to prove you wrong, I made hot chocolate over the stove top, which was delicious (in a good-humored way)
Foss, twice now you have said that I am wrong.
Can you please elaborate?
(I actually consider it to be quite rude to say someone is wrong without good reason.)
You said that I was doing it the wrong way (making the home-made baileys), when the methods that I employ, and have employed for many years, work
perfectly well and produce great results. Every time. How am I wrong?
You said to prove me wrong, you've made hot chocolate over the stove top?
How is that proving me wrong??
I didn't say anything about making hot chocolate.
I said: "...You should not melt any chocolate based product on direct heat. (It can seperate and/or burn) "
Key words being "Melt" and "can".
If you still think I'm "wrong" then perhaps you'll believe a more expert opinion?
BBC Good Food Guide - How to melt chocolate
FineCooking Dotcom - How to melt chocolate
HowStuffWorks - How to melt chocolate
Taste dotcom - How to melt chocolate
WikiHow - How to melt chocolate
All of the above links (which were the first five that came up when I googled "How to melt chocolate" for you) indicate that the best method is
exactly the way I described (Bain marie) and some of them also mention using a microwave (which was my 2nd method).
Not one recommends melting chocolate based products on a direct heat, and some say exactly what I said... that it can cause separation, burning or
Please, please tell me how I am wrong, and how you've proved me wrong, I'd love to know. (Especially since all I was doing was providing my friends
with a nice home-made recipe for a commercially bought drink that was mentioned in the thread.)
My apologies to the others for derailing the thread, but things like this just grind my gears. It's so unnecessary.
What exactly have I done or said that deserves to be "proved wrong"?
I personally think that it's bang out of order, but if I'm missing something please let me know??
edit on 5-12-2014 by Gordi The Drummer because: spelling