The Question: What food item requires tempering?
If you’ve ever bitten into a pastry with a shiny chocolate coating, you’ll know what tempered chocolate looks like. Tempering chocolate ensures that it cools and hardens to have a uniform, glossy texture, making it less likely to melt on your fingers. Chocolate is made up of cocoa butter, and the process of heating and cooling the chocolate affects the shape of the cocoa butter crystals. These crystals give tempered chocolate its unique shine and snappy texture.
The correct answer is Chocolate.