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We buy a block of baking chocolate of five Kg around ten pounds. When we want to use the chocolate it's always a hassle to break off a piece. It's a block five cm thick ( two inches). I need a easier way to break off just the amount we need. thank you

  • The block is smooth or it's similar to a simple chocolate bar? – arieljannai May 7 '18 at 17:28
  • The block is 45cm X 24cm it has like indentation for blocks of 500 grams thick 5 cm. What do you mean by smooth? – Nachmen May 7 '18 at 18:10
  • Easier? What are you doing now? – Stan May 13 '18 at 13:25
  • Try to cut, break off . It's not easy and I end up short or to much. I asked this question if someone has a better way to get the amount needed in a reliable way without being cut, or break other things and have the right amount needed. – Nachmen May 14 '18 at 14:12
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I think you will get better suggestions on Seasoned Advice (the Stack exchange for professional and amateur chefs).

But apart from chopping off a large chunk by using a knife/chisel and a blunt tool like a hammer, you could also heat the knife and melt-cut the piece you want (I don't see a problem with doing it, although there might be, because of the nature of chocolate).

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I can think of 2 options.

  1. Add your own indentations. That is, figure out the size you need, and score it to that size with a serrated knife (like a large bread knife). It should break off very easily that way.

  2. Another option is to chip the whole giant block into small pieces, which you can store in tightly-sealed plastic bags or plastic containers. Then, when you need a certain weight, just pour out the right amount of the small chips you made.

  • I'm working with the second method, and it's very comfortable (although with regular blocks, but it's still comfortable to have it pre-chopped to when I need it) – arieljannai May 8 '18 at 9:20
  • An additional plus is that you could eat the chips as they are. – Trajan Espelien May 10 '18 at 16:17

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