Help Please! Grainy Chocolate Buttercream!

Baking By bakerliz Updated 15 Oct 2010 , 7:41pm by bakerliz

bakerliz Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 4:21pm
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I just made a batch of chocolate buttercream using a recipe that I've used before with no problems.The only thing I changed was that I used milk chocolate instead of unsweetened or semisweet. Everything was going great until I added the cream to thin it out...once it was all mixed in, it had a gritty texture thumbsdown.gif Does anyone know what might have caused this or how I might fix it? Thanks in advance!

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leafO Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 6:12pm
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do you use melted chocolate in your buttercream? Was the cream you added cold? I dunno, Could it maybe have cooled the chocolate unevenly or too quickly?

I would try putting the frosting in the microwave for a few seconds at a time, stirring in between, like you would if you wanted you use it for dipping or pouring and see if that would help?

bakerliz Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 7:41pm
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thanks for the idea. It was melted chocolate and I did add cold cream. I just tried a second batch with warm cream and got the same results. I think it's time to move on to plan B icon_confused.gif

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