Break up the chocolate bar into small pieces and put them in a heat resistant bowl.
Cover with cling film, and microwave for 40 seconds at 600 W! Lightly stir with a spoon, and microwave for another 20 seconds. Take it out from the microwave, and stir again.
There may be some lumps, but don't you see how it's continuing to melt? Keep stirring for a while, mashing any lumps.
When most of the chocolate has melted, add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil, mix well, and microwave for 10 seconds at 600 W.
Take out from the microwave, and mix really well to melt the chocolate thoroughly. The chocolate should have melted completely by now, but microwave for a further 10 seconds if needed. You will have a smooth and glossy chocolate glaze!
Once the chocolate has melted completely, mix well, and drizzle it over whatever you like with a spoon.
If you are coating doughnuts, dip one side of the doughnut in the chocolate glaze.
Lift it up, and let the excess chocolate drop down to the bowl.
Let it cool with the chocolate coated side facing up until the glaze is set completely.
If you are adding toppings, add them when the chocolate glaze starts setting but is still sticky.
If the glaze is too runny, the toppings will sink into the glaze, and if the glaze is too hard, the toppings won't stick.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is a secret trick to make a chocolate glaze that is easy to spread!
Just adding 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil makes a chocolate glaze glossy and easier to spread. You can make this easily in a microwave. Let it cool down, and it will set quickly.