I'd like to make a hazlenut ganache and don't want to buy a bottle of booze solely for this purpose. Can I use the hazelnut flavoured coffee creamer instead of the cream to make a ganache?
I may be mistaken, but I am under the impression that it takes the fat content of the cream to make ganache. I am sure someone will post if this is incorrect.
If your recipe calls for Frangelico, I think you could substitute hazelnut coffee syrup for that part.
You could buy just a nip of the hazelnut liquor. That way you dont have to spend the $$ for a big bottle that will just sit in your cabinet. I learned that the hard way!!
A. No. You won't have "ganache" without real cream. Instead you will have a mess that upsets you.
B. Hazelnut flavoring (extract aisle), Hazelnut syrup, or the small bottle sold at the counter in liquor stores will suffice for flavoring. Actually, the nip-sized bottle of the Frangelico will be cheaper than any of the other options.
C. Good luck and Happy Caking!
Coffee creamer? Ewww! gross! No way would that work! You'd have a big ole mess on your hands.