How can I resolidify (temper?) pure cocoa butter?
October 25, 2013 7:39 PM Subscribe
How can I get liquified cocoa butter and candy to reharden?
posted by sunnychef88 to food & drink (4 answers total)
Contrary to my Metafilter alias, I am not a chef. I do create recipes though, and am a little unclear about the properties of cocoa butter. I've read how to temper chocolate using a thermometer, although I haven't attempted to hand temper chocolate with a thermometer yet.
The candy coating I am making do not contain cocoa solids. Just nut butter, food grade cocoa butter, and a couple of powdered ingredients. I expected the cocoa butter to firm up my homemade candy coating, but the coating, and the cocoa butter I melted in a bowl, have not resolidified yet. It's been 3 hours since I melted the cocoa butter in the microwave.
Do I need to stir in some "seed" cocoa butter, in the form of shavings, perhaps? How can I get the butter and candy to reharden?