strawberry0121 Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 2:45am
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I need to make ganache, but I only have cocoa powder. Does anyone know how I can do this? TIA!

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playingwithsugar Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 2:51am
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I looked through all my pastry text books, and found nothing on this subject. I doubt it can be done, as the cocoa butter is missing, and that is an important element in getting the ganache to set as it cools.

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Tiffysma Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 4:00am
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I think a fudge frosting is the closest you're going to come to it with cocoa powder.

pinknlee Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 7:17am
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I have never used chocolate in my genache only cocoa powder. On the side off the Hershey's cocoa powder box there are instructions to use cocoa powder and crisco. 3 TBSP cocoa powder to 1 TBSP Shortening equals 1 oz

www.hersheys.com/recipes/baking-hints-tips/info/ingredients.asp

It has always worked out well for me. With my genache, I add sugar to taste, but while the mix is still hot. HTH icon_smile.gif

strawberry0121 Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 12:54pm
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Thanks! I will try the cocoa powder and let you know how it turns out!

strawberry0121 Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 1:16pm
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Ok, so I mix all of this stuff together? Or I melt it together? It tells you the ratios but not what to do.

pinknlee Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 7:50pm
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Put the cocoa powder in the bowl with the crisco and add the hot cream to it, use it like you would regular chocolate. Let me know how it worked.

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