Baking school: How to fix seized chocolate?
When moisture gets into melted chocolate it seizes up. This may happen during the process of melting or right after it if a drop of water fall into the chocolate. It would be a shame to throw it away. What you can do instead is fix this clotted mess and use it as planned. Yes, the texture may not be as smooth and shiny as if you had melted your chocolate right, but still you will be able to put it in a recipe.
Put the seized chocolate in a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water and wait until it starts warming. This is the moment when you should start adding teaspoons of boiling water. Yes, it does sound crazy as exactly water put you in this situation – fixing seized chocolate. But it works, it really does. You may need to add several spoons while stirring constantly. Stir until chocolate melts again and becomes smooth. There you go – you saved your seized chocolate.
So, don’t throw away damaged products right away – seek for options to repair and use them.