Ganache!! Help???

Baking By minions Updated 30 Nov 2013 , 9:35pm by mcaulir

minions Posted 29 Nov 2013 , 9:22pm
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AI have only 200 grams of baking chocolate. I wanna make chocolate ganache. how much cream do I use? and also do I use butter in ganache? cuz I saw sometimes recipe has butter but most don't... so no butter right?

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sweettreatsbysandra Posted 29 Nov 2013 , 9:38pm
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do you have whte or milk/dark chocolate? if white use 65ml of cream, if dark/milk use 100ml of cream

minions Posted 29 Nov 2013 , 9:41pm
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i have semi sweet chocolate.. is it the same as dark? 

mcaulir Posted 29 Nov 2013 , 9:52pm
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What are you using it for?

minions Posted 29 Nov 2013 , 9:59pm
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i using it for a cake... i need more chocolate right? 

LisaPeps Posted 29 Nov 2013 , 10:10pm
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ATo cover a cake you will most likely need more chocolate, but I wouldn't use baking chocolate. I always use eating chocolate or couverture chocolate.

minions Posted 29 Nov 2013 , 10:21pm
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oh okay 

mcaulir Posted 30 Nov 2013 , 9:35pm
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Are you covering the cake with it? Filling the cake with it? drizzling it over a cake already coveed with buttercream?


To cover and fill and 8 inch cake for under fondant, I typically use about 1kg of chocolate (Nestle melts usually) and 500mL of cream for dark choc, and 300mL for milk/white choc.

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