I have a pretty small NYC kitchen, so I don’t keep a whole lot of different pots and pans around. I try to stick with the basics…things that I will frequently use. A double boiler pan doesn’t fall into that category. Fortunately, I don’t need one. (You don’t either. You can easily make your own.) Here is how to make your own chocolate double boiler:
1. Basically, you find one of your heatproof bowls that fits over one of your saucepans.
2. Fill the saucepan with a few inches of water and heat it until the water is simmering.
3. Put the chocolate in the heatproof bowl and place the bowl of chocolate on top of the saucepan.
4. Frequently stir the chocolate in the bowl until it is smooth before removing it from the heat.