Ganache Measurements: By Weight Also For Cream, Or Just The Chocolate?

Decorating By BuffytheBakingSlayer Updated 16 Jul 2015 , 10:00pm by winniemog

BuffytheBakingSlayer Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 3:13am
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I keep seeing that people measure by weight,  I get that for the chocolate.  But are all of you also weighing the cream, or do you do this by volume (i.e., measuring in a liquid measuring cup)?


I am unclear if you are just measuring out 8 ounces in a "wet" measuring cup, or if you are measuring out 8 oz on a scale.

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fearlessbaker Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 3:19am
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In a glass measuring cup like Pyrex. Not one that ypu wpuld measure flour in.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 4:28am
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chocolate by dry ounce, cream by liquid ounce. So the chocolate on a scale, the cream in a measuring cup.

BuffytheBakingSlayer Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 1:19pm
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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes 

chocolate by dry ounce, cream by liquid ounce. So the chocolate on a scale, the cream in a measuring cup.

Thanks!  This is what I do, but I wanted to be sure. 

Debcent Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 1:51pm
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I was a little confused about it too.  Thanks for the clarifications!

I sure am glad I was figuring it correctly.

DonnaBinGrandRapids Posted 16 Jul 2015 , 2:30pm
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Thank you! This is exactly the info I needed as I had 8 oz of cream on the scale and it weights 4 oz, I thought....I'd better check on this.  Donna

MKC Posted 16 Jul 2015 , 9:48pm
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8oz of cream (or any liquid) in a measuring cup should equal 8oz by weight.

Very weird that your 4oz equals 8oz.

winniemog Posted 16 Jul 2015 , 10:00pm
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The weight of a liquid depends on its density - so 8 fluid oz of water equals 8 oz on a weighing scale because the density of water is 1 gram per cubic centimetre (yes I'm Australian so that's metric - 250ml equals 250g for this cup of water).

Cream has a very similar density to water, so it will weigh nearly the same as it measures in a liquid measuring cup - so I weigh my cream for ganache.

Oil on the other hand has a different density so it will weigh in grams or ounces a different amount to its measurement in millilitres or fluid oz or whatever.

there is no way your cup of cream can weigh 4 oz unless you've whipped it first and incorporated air to lower its density!

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