How to serve
Untempered chocolate brings out the authentic taste of the bean and its terroir. It requires a little bit of work from you, but don´t worry, with our special system it’s no more effort than grinding and brewing your own coffee.
HEATING THE TRIANGLE IN A WATER BATH
Place the silver bag in hot water (approx. 55°C) for at least 15 minutes to melt the chocolate completely. The best way to do this is with hot water from the tap and a pot with a lid. When the chocolate is liquid, remove the bag and dry it well with a towel. Water and chocolates are not friends.
Why do I have to melt the chocolate again?At CC/104 we only make Untempered Chocolate. This means the chocolate triangle in your hand will look gray inside and have a sandy texture. This is due to the fat crystals in the cocoa butter. These are not stable at room temperature. When you re-melt the chocolate in the triangle and put it back in the freezer, the chocolate recovers and comes back to life. If you want to learn more about Untempered Chocolate, check it out HERE.
How long does the chocolate keeps fresh?The unopened triangle has a best before date of 2 years, but you can definitely keep it longer. It will only lose some of its sharpness. After you have prepared the chocolate, it depends on how you store it. The most important thing is to have an airtight container that will protect the chocolate from smells and moisture. If you store the chocolate in the refrigerator, its taste will change after 3 days, so it's better to keep it in the fridge. There the chocolate will keep the same taste for weeks and months. Even if the taste changes, it doesn't mean that the chocolate will go bad. You can also melt it again and renew the chocolate. This also applies to chocolate that has become soft after leaving the refrigerator. Just put them back in - it's that simple.
More about the SystemAs you can see. Dealing with untempered chocolate may seem a little unusual. But do not worry, we have developed such a simple and quick system that you can use. And you and you with amazing chocolate in no time. If you want to learn more about our process of developing the system, look HERE.