Shine On Chocolate?
(London, Ontario, Canada)
HOW DO YOU GET A SHINE ON CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES?
Thank you for the awesome help in storing almond bark with cranberries. Now, I have another question...
I want to dip strawberries in chocolate but never seem to get a shine on them, how do you get the shine in the chocolate. I have been using Merkins chocolate and melting it and then dipping the strawberry. Is there something I'm missing?
Thanks again for your help, just love this site.
Glad to be of help. Thanks for your kind words about the site, too. :)
There are different ways to get shiny chocolate. 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. In fact, quite often people use paraffin wax for the same purpose - about 1 tablespoon does the trick.
Try one of those suggestions and see how they turn out. Let me know!