Chocolate: how to melt
It’s a common misconception that chocolate can simply be melted in a pot on the stove. The problem with this method is that it’s nigh on impossible to control the heat well enough and the chocolate actually cooks in the process, taking on that awful gritty texture. Microwaves can be similarly problematic so my advice is to use a tried and true way of doing things, placing the chocolate in a bowl above a pot of boiling water. Be patient and let it melt slowly.