Lisa93063 Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 2:59am
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Hi All! Is it possible to flavor chocolate ganache? I would like to make a raspberry chocolate ganache for my daughter's birthday. If so, what do I use and how much? I have no idea. I'm new at fillings and flavorings. Thank you for any help.

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YummyCreations Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 3:05am
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I use this recipe for ganache and you can incorporate flavor into it. I would use a few drops of raspberry candy oil so it doesn't affect the consistency of your ganache.

YummyCreations Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 3:06am
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Sorry I forgot to give you the link:

BakingIrene Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 3:08am
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Yes you can flavour ganache.


Use a high quality natural flavour/extract if you can.  Boyajian raspberry flavour is absolutely divine with dark chocolate ganache. Try 1/2 teaspoon per cup of cream.  If you can't get natural, use LorAnn candy flavours, they are also high quality and you need only a few drops per cup of cream. It works best to add the flavour right after you add the boiling cream onto the cold chocolate.


Whole Foods used to carry Boyajian--haven't been there for ages so doin;t know current stock.  Boyajian sells online to US addresses from and their products are the very best you can find.


You can also add spices, ground nuts, grated citrus peel--best added to the cream before heating it to allow the flavours to be extracted. 

aashrithasharma Posted 25 Jan 2013 , 5:19am
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Thanks for share this. 

Chellescakes Posted 25 Jan 2013 , 5:43am
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Another way to add flavours to ganache is to use different flavoured teas , you steep them in the cream as you heat it up .   Herbal or flavoured teas are ideal 

Apti Posted 25 Jan 2013 , 7:25am
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I have used CK Icing Fruit with white chocolate ganache and it is fabulous!   I just threw in a couple of spoonsful on a whim and loved the result.  (CK Icing Fruits are my new Favorite Things.)


I have a lot of frozen dark chocolate ganache in the freezer and will experiment with other CK Icing Fruit flavors when I get around to using the ganache.   Since the CK Icing Fruit has very little liquid and a LOT of fruit flavor, it caused very little change in the the consistency of the white chocolate ganache.


If you are not familiar with CK Icing Fruit, I will provide a link with information.


Lisa93063 Posted 25 Jan 2013 , 11:54pm
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Thank you, everybody, for the great ideas. I can't wait to try them. I really appreciate the help.

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