Finely chop chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl that fits snuggly in a saucepan (this stops water spraying into the chocolate).
Half-fill saucepan with water and bring to a simmer. Place bowl on top, making sure it doesn’t touch water (or it will overheat).
Stir with a metal spoon until melted. Avoid wooden or plastic spoons – these retain moisture that makes chocolate seize (harden).
Taste.com.au — November 2011 , Page 96