Maybe you are not ready to invest in a chocolate tempering machine, but you cannot get consistent results tempering by hand?
Tempering chocolate is a skill that’s invaluable if you want to do any sort of candy making. Even the simplest chocolate recipes, like chocolate-dipped strawberries, can be improved by using tempered chocolate. And not tempering chocolate can have dire consequences (well, relatively speaking…candy-making is usually pretty low stakes) on the outcome of your candies.
There are a lot of different ways to temper chocolate, but some methods were way too complicated and time-consuming, and some never worked for me at all. So, in the interest of sharing the wisdom and sharing the love, may I present The SugarHero Guide to Tempering Chocolate.
Check out this informative and easy to read ILLUSTRATED guide to tempering chocolate: http://www.sugarhero.com/2013/03/how-to-temper-chocolate-an-illustrated-tutorial/