It was totally liquid stilll this morning. I used the 1 cup to 8oz of chocolate x 6 and even added an extra bag of chocolate for good measure. This morning, I heated it up and added two more bags and it was still liquid after being in the fridge for an hour.
Today is cake day. I need it to be thick because it's going to be the base for the panels of the Sesame street building.
What can I do? Just keep adding chocolate?
I use 1 lb of chocolate to 1 cup of heavy cream. What type of chocolate are you using?
I used mostly milk chocolate but have been adding semi sweet now. I checked a bunch of places online it seemed that 8oz was how much most were using. It probably has now averaged to about 12-14oz and I'm adding two more bags and hope that does it.
it's on a double boilerer to heat up.
The ratio that I use is 1 to 2. 1 cup cream to 2 cups or 16 oz chocolate. You used a 1 to 1 ratio, that is why it is not setting up. Adding more chocolate should take care of it. Ganache takes a couple of hours to set up. It will probably take more than an hour in the fridge to set up. HTH...
The first time it was in overnight.
Now, it was actually really thick when it went in, so it should be good by later this afternoon. I think I ended up adding more than a 2 to 1 when all was said and done. Thanks.
Milk chocolate needs to be 3:1, just like white chocolate, as there isn't enough cocoa solids to make it set at a lower concentration.
Yeah, I figured that out now The bags I added were semi-sweet, so I think that helps.