Can I Use Coffecreamer To Make Ganache?

Baking By jennbrownrigg Updated 5 Nov 2009 , 1:00am by prterrell

jennbrownrigg Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 3:04pm
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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?

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milkmaid42 Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 3:16pm
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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.

Texas_Rose Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 3:20pm
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If your recipe calls for Frangelico, I think you could substitute hazelnut coffee syrup for that part.

Kerrym Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 3:33pm
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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!!

Win Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 3:53pm
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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!

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prterrell Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 1:00am
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Coffee creamer? Ewww! gross! No way would that work! You'd have a big ole mess on your hands.

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