I have friends who would argue that there is no such thing as too much chocolate. My brother gave me a huge block of Guittard chocolate. I mean HUGE.
What to do with it?? I see lots of ganache flowing over the sides of cakes, and chocolate chunck cookies, and who knows what else in my future. In the meantime, I had to break it into manageable pieces so I could freeze it all.
First, I tried hacking it with my cleaver. Didn't make a dent. I can hack a turkey carcass to smithereens but chocolate? Apparently not.
After lots of trial and error and Brett calling out to me "What are you doing in there?" and "What broke?" -- I found something that worked.
Yep. A screwdriver and a hammer. Don't worry, I scrubbed the screwdriver before using it on the chocolate. I'd give the screwdriver four strong whacks and, you can see, it barely got half way through the chocolate. It did work though.