Ganache Is Too Thick!

Baking By rlowry03 Updated 24 Jul 2015 , 7:19pm by timeforcake

rlowry03 Posted 13 Jan 2012 , 5:47pm
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I made ganache to fill cupcakes with, but I got the ratio wrong. I was looking for a softer ganache but used too much chocolate. It's already cooled. Can I heat up more cream and add to the ganache and let it set up again, or do I have to start from scratch?

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AnnieCahill Posted 13 Jan 2012 , 6:30pm
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You can either add more warmed cream or just microwave it in little blasts to get it softened again.


rlowry03 Posted 13 Jan 2012 , 7:22pm
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I need to actually thin it down instead of just warming it up so that it's the consistency I'm looking for once the cupcakes are filled. I'll try adding some more cream to it and see how it goes. I guess I can always make another batch and eat this one with a spoon if I have to!

jgifford Posted 13 Jan 2012 , 7:48pm
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Man, I hate it when that happens! icon_wink.gif

KoryAK Posted 13 Jan 2012 , 7:55pm
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Yes, you can adjust the ratio now icon_smile.gif

rlowry03 Posted 13 Jan 2012 , 9:30pm
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Awesome! I really didn't want to have to start over. I love chocolate but eating a pound of ganache didn't seem like the best idea...

rlowry03 Posted 15 Jan 2012 , 1:06am
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Good news! I heated up more cream and added it to the ganache. I had to heat the ganache in the microwave for several bursts, but it all came together wonderfully and was the right consistency! I didn't have to eat batch one with a spoon all by myself after all! LOL!

timeforcake Posted 24 Jul 2015 , 7:19pm
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thanks for posting your results, @rlowry03  

That was super helpful for me today, three years later ;-)

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