RobCrusoe Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 9:42pm
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I used the Ganacherator (fabulous tool) to help me work out quantities for making my ganache BUT I think I accidentally entered the height wrongly and ended up with about twice as much dark chocolate ganache as I needed!!!  Now the questions begs... what on earth do I do with it?  Any ideas?  Halloween is coming up so it could be something to do with that?  I DON'T want to bake and decorate another cake as I don't have time right now.  I needs it to be something quick, easy and simple too due to time constraints.

 

Thanks in advance

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MimiFix Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 9:45pm
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Do you own a spoon?

cakealicious7 Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 9:47pm
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A^^^^^ hehehe

SweetKiara Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 9:48pm
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AI always make chocolate truffles. Scoop out with a melon baller and roll in coca powder and powered sugar....they are delicious.

Here directions from from simply recipes.

Truffle coatings

Cocoa powder Finely chopped walnuts Finely chopped almonds METHOD 1 In a small, heavy saucepan bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer (this may take a while, be sure to stir and scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula every few minutes).

If you are using one of the other recommended flavorings, stir it in with the cream (and ignore vanilla in the next step). If adding mint or other solids, after the cream simmers, remove from heat and let seep for an hour. Then strain away solids, and return the cream to a simmer and proceed with recipe.

2 Place the chocolate in a separate bowl. Pour the cream over the chocolate, add the vanilla, and allow to stand for a few minutes then stir until smooth. (This chocolate base is called ganache.)

3 Allow to cool, then place in the refrigerator for two hours. Remove and with a teaspoon roll out balls of the ganache. Roll in your hands quickly (as it will melt from the heat of your hands) and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator overnight.

4 Roll in cocoa powder or chopped nuts and serve, or place back in the refrigerator until needed.

RobCrusoe Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 9:49pm
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Do you own a spoon?


Hahaha yes, however I'm trying to lose weight through a well known weightloss programme and last week I put on a bit.  I blame the cake making - not my fault at all ;)  Trying to avoid eating it myself and to be honest, despite my extremely sweet tooth, even I would struggle to eat THAT much ganache!  There's enough to cover a 12" round cake that is 3 inches deep!  And then some!  About the right level for ease though ;)

MimiFix Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 9:51pm
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You don't have to eat it in one sitting. A spoon just cuts out the middleman.

RobCrusoe Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 9:51pm
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I always make chocolate truffles

Ooooo perfect.  I could even add a wee bit of rum hehehe.  Thanks.  Love it.  Sorted x

RobCrusoe Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 9:52pm
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lol MimiFix

Relznik Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 10:00pm
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Do you own a spoon?


That's what I'd be doing!!!!!!

 

Or re-heat and pour over ice cream.  Or dip strawberries into it.

 

But only because I can't BATHE in it!

didavista Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 10:12pm

Acan it be frozen?

jennicake Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 10:45pm

can it be sent to me?  :D

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 11:14pm

Hmm. "SweetKiara" beat me to what I was going to suggest, namely chocolate truffles (I speak not from my own experience, but from Alton Brown's).

 

Of course, if you remember the Zork series of computer games, any mention of chocolate truffles inevitably leads to thoughts of a creature called a minx.

bubs1stbirthday Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 11:22pm

I was also going to suggest making chocolate truffles for Christmas presents :-)

sewsugarqueen Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 11:28pm

:lol:Freeze the ganache in deli containers with amount enough for 1 layer of filling.  I do that all the time and defrost it when I want to use it again.  However a big spoonful must be taste tested when you use it again:lol: That stuff is delicious but oh so full of calories.

cupcakemaker Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 11:29pm

AFreeze it, that's what I do.

RobCrusoe Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 6:51pm

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Originally Posted by Relznik 
 


That's what I'd be doing!!!!!!

 

Or re-heat and pour over ice cream.  Or dip strawberries into it.

 

But only because I can't BATHE in it!

 

Oooo ice cream with ganache yummylicious!  Nice one.  Think I will have to give it a go.  Or even better... strawberries AND ice cream drizzled with it nom nom. 

Hadn't thought of bathing in it to be honest but if you can bathe in honey and milk then... ;)

RobCrusoe Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 6:54pm

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can it be sent to me?  :D

 Hahaha nice try :D

RobCrusoe Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 6:58pm

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I was also going to suggest making chocolate truffles for Christmas presents :-)


Think that's what I'm going to do actually.  The kids will love "helping" me make them and it will make Christmas a little cheaper which is always a good thing :) 

 

Thanks to everyone for their replies and suggestions.

ellavanilla Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 7:26pm

of course you can freeze it, but I'm having a cannabis recipe tasting party this weekend and you can be sure that i will be making some "special" truffles to try..;

 

 

before anyone gets upset. I live in a MMJ state and I'm a "verified patient. " We are trying edible making for my step-mother who has ALS. Cannabinoids are believed to slow the progression of the disease. I can't expect her to just be a guinea pig, right? 

 

jen

Pastrybaglady Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 7:37pm

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Originally Posted by RobCrusoe 
 


Think that's what I'm going to do actually.  The kids will love "helping" me make them and it will make Christmas a little cheaper which is always a good thing :) 

 

Thanks to everyone for their replies and suggestions.

 

If the kids are going to help you, you can give truffles to their teachers for Christmas or Thanksgiving since that comes first :)

costumeczar Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 7:40pm

Put it in a big bowl, stick it in the fridge. When it's solidified a little poke a bunch of holes in it to let the calories escape. Then eat it. You can also save the time of adding the rum to it for the truffles if you just eat the ganache and swig the rum from the bottle at the same time.

 

Makes me wish I was a drinker. I'd be doing this with a bottle of Diet Dr Pepper. everyone knows that diet soda negates the calories of chocolate.

Relznik Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 7:53pm

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.... When it's solidified a little poke a bunch of holes in it to let the calories escape.

Ooooh!  I see....  THAT's how you do it?!

 

Thanks for the tip! :wink:

 

Suzanne x

cakeyouverymuch Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 8:31pm

Since I own at least two spoons (one for each hand) I'd be having to rub it all over my hips because you know that's where its going.  But, hey, my arms be skinny from all that shovelling with the two spoons (required to avoid the popeye effect of having only one really well developed arm and a big butt).

danicamiracle Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 8:40pm

I love everyone's replies! Cracking me up! I plan to make a bunch of ganache and freeze it. Can anyone suggest how long it can be kept frozen?

ellavanilla Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 8:40pm

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Originally Posted by costumeczar 
 

Put it in a big bowl, stick it in the fridge. When it's solidified a little poke a bunch of holes in it to let the calories escape. Then eat it. You can also save the time of adding the rum to it for the truffles if you just eat the ganache and swig the rum from the bottle at the same time.

 

Makes me wish I was a drinker. I'd be doing this with a bottle of Diet Dr Pepper. everyone knows that diet soda negates the calories of chocolate.

 

amaretto is wonderful too! i recently made a cake for an Italian themed party. Vanilla cake with whipped ganache filling and amaretto ganache for the outside. It was very decadent. The leftover ganache makes terrific truffles. 

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 8:56pm
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Since I own at least two spoons (one for each hand) I'd be having to rub it all over my hips because you know that's where its going.

Hmm. Reminds me of an old On the Fastrack strip, from quite a few years ago, in which Candy, the Moat Monster, received a box of chocolates, remarked that she may as well apply them directly to her hips, and then proceeded to do so literally. (I think it was from a story arc involving her cyberspace romance with an IRS auditor.)

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