If you’re melting two cubes of semi-sweet baking chocolate for a recipe, and it took you two minutes in fifteen to twenty second increments to melt the first batch to perfection, please do not assume that you can just put the next batch in for two minutes straight.
If you do you will have some very burnt chocolate, which smells just like you’d think it would.
And, when you put the glass dish you melted it in into the sink, make sure the cold water isn’t flowing. Unless you really hate the glass dish and don’t mind tossing the now-cracked bowl in the trash.
And if you toss the now-cracked bowl in the trash, you may want to put the pieces in a paper bag to prevent serious injury.