Does Ganache Need To Be Refrigerated?

Decorating By ladybuglau Updated 7 Oct 2008 , 5:59am by ceshell

ladybuglau Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 12:12am
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does chocolate ganache need to be refrigerated? I have a request for ganache filling for a fondant wedding cake, tasting in a few days, need some opinions asap

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ladybuglau Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 2:30am
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dogluvr Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 2:37am
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I asked the same question...I've been told no because the sugar in the chocolate preserves the ganache. I have made ganache several times without refrigeration and its been fine.

ceshell Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 5:59am
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It is ok to stay unrefrigerated for a few days, but then it needs to go in the fridge (about a week I think) or even frozen (a month or two) for long term storage. It's hard to find the specific answer on this because the food-safety issue largely depends on how accurately the recipe was prepared. If your tasting is in a few days, you're fine if you made it today (Monday) or tomorrow (Tues.) If the tasting was next Monday I'd refrigerate it till Sunday night or Monday AM.

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