8% Fat In Heavy Cream For Chocolate Ganache Is Too Low?

Baking By Pearl645 Updated 27 Jun 2012 , 11:32pm by Pearl645

Pearl645 Posted 27 Jun 2012 , 9:46pm
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I have watched inspired by michelle's chocolate ganache youtube video and she recommends 35% milk fat in heavy cream. I have only seen one brand of heavy cream here called Farm Lands which has 8% fat. Does anyone else use this brand for chocolate ganache and actually had success? Is there any other way I can increase the fat to 35% and is this necessary?

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bakechef Posted 27 Jun 2012 , 10:05pm
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It is not heavy cream if it is only 8% fat.

I just looked up the website for Farmlands heavy cream and I think that you may be confused. The 8% that you are seeing is that one serving provides 8% of your daily recommended intake of fat, it doesn't mean that the product itself only has 8% fat. On my bottle of canola oil which is 100% fat, one serving provides 22% of your daily recommended intake of fat.

Looking at their website, they offer a 40% fat heavy cream and that provides 9% recommended daily intake of fat per serving.

Pearl645 Posted 27 Jun 2012 , 10:49pm
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Ok great. Was wondering why I saw 8% on a carton called heavy cream. Thanks a lot.

BakingIrene Posted 27 Jun 2012 , 11:16pm
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The carton can also say "whipping cream" which makes great ganache.

Pearl645 Posted 27 Jun 2012 , 11:32pm
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Oh. I didn't know that Irene. That is good to know that I have options. That means once it has minimum 35% fat, I can use heavy or whipping cream.

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