SweetCakes27 Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 2:37am
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does anyone have a good recipe for a smooth non dairy ganache to pour over cakes?

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meriscakes Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 2:50am
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I was just wondering the same thing myself the other day. I by Silk brand soy, and they do a "creamer". I wonder if that would work?

SweetCakes27 Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 3:33am
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i dont know. ive been doing it with parve whip topping and im not happy with the results. im wondering if it is better to use rich's coffee creamer??

bizatchgirl Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 3:53am
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I'm curious what you are using for your chocolate, since chocolate normally has milk. Are you starting with cocoa powder? What else?

Would love to learn more icon_lol.gif

Sorry I can't contribute to your question.

itsacake Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 5:11am
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There is lots of chocolate out there that doesn't have milk. Semi-Sweet and Bittersweet are often dairy free.

Rose Levy Barenbaum has a sour cream ganache frosting which I made a time or two with Tofutti's Sour Supreme (or Better Than Sour cream--I can't remember which) It is not really meant to be a pouring consistancy--she mentions that it pipes well, but if you used it a little warmer and maybe used a little additional "sour cream" I wonder if it would pour.

SweetCakes27 Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 6:50pm
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anyone know if non- dairy creamer works the same as heavy cream when making ganache?

paolacaracas Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 6:53pm
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Non dairy wipping cream mixed with dark chocolate and some gloucose makes perfect ganache. Exelent for parve cakes.

sadsmile Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 6:53pm
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I have used Silk coffee creamer and it works thumbs_up.gif

Is Rich's similar to Silk? I haven't tried that yet.

Just be careful you read your labels...none-dairy does not mean dairy free!

Uniqueask Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 7:13pm
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Originally Posted by paolacaracas

Non dairy wipping cream mixed with dark chocolate and some gloucose makes perfect ganache. Exelent for parve cakes.




What is a parve cake

leahk Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 7:18pm

I use the Rich's whipped topping with no problems. I get the concetrated type which you then have to dilute with a little water. I would think that the creamer would be more like milk.

What do you use instead of white chocolate? I find the parve imitation white chocolate to be too sweet in ganache.

sadsmile Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 7:41pm

You could stretch it out by adding some cocoa butter and some powdered soy milk. I agree it is very sweet. This is what I plan on trying as soon as it gets cool enough in FL to order the vegan white chips and cocoa butter. LOL

sadsmile Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 7:43pm

Parve - certified absolutely no dairy by Kosher standards.

Uniqueask Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 11:00pm
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Parve - certified absolutely no dairy by Kosher standards.




Thank You

bizatchgirl Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 1:29am

[quote="itsacake"]There is lots of chocolate out there that doesn't have milk. Semi-Sweet and Bittersweet are often dairy free.
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Thanks itsacake! Guess I need to read packaging more often. It's not all MILK chocolate!

bizatchgirl Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 1:32am

Like Sadsmile said...non-dairy does not mean dairy free. It may be ok if someone is just lactose intolerance, but not ok if someone is actually allergic. The standard brands grocery stories carry say non-dairy but they actually have Cassein (a milk protein) in them.

I have a weird non-allergy reaction to milk and the non-dairy creamers still manage to affect me just as much as yogurt or cheese would.

missjane Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 1:42am

you could try a water ganache.

There isa discussion on egullet about iticon_smile.gif

http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?/topic/94540-water-ganache/

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FayMakesCakes Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 1:02pm
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Originally Posted by paolacaracas

Non dairy wipping cream mixed with dark chocolate and some gloucose makes perfect ganache. Exelent for parve cakes.




by glucose do you mean corn syrup?? I just got an order for a parve and soy free cake - so can't use soy milk. Are your ratios still the same as a regular ganache or does it change with non dairy creamer?

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