- Pour 2/3 of the melted hot chocolate onto a marble or granite slab which draws the temperature out of the chocolate. Cool down to 28 degrees C by working it back and forth, spreading and pushing toward the center. The chocolate will be cold to the touch.
- Introduce this cooled chocolate back to the bowl of warm chocolate, stirring very well.
- Heat the bowl with chocolate very gently and quickly to raise it just a couple of degrees, to about 31 degrees C, over a warm water bath.