Ganache Recipe Need Help

Baking By smile22 Updated 10 Feb 2014 , 6:37pm by BeesKnees578

smile22 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 5:27pm
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so this is the usual gnache recipe i use to fill cupcakes but i also want to use it to drizzle on top of my buttercream but my issue is my gnache is always on the very runny side. i would love it to be a little thicker for also drizzing

 

i use 1 cup of heavy cream

16 oz of bittersweet chocolate ( i buy ghirardelli brand)

 

 

place heavy cream in a saucpan on medium high until it boils

pour over chocolate mix until shiny

 

 

does anyone have any tips or tricks to get it a tad thicker

 

anyone have a better recipe than this

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joriza2 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 5:43pm
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Original message sent by smile22

so this is the usual gnache recipe i use to fill cupcakes but i also want to use it to drizzle on top of my buttercream but my issue is my gnache is always on the very runny side. i would love it to be a little thicker for also drizzing

i use 1 cup of heavy cream 16 oz of bittersweet chocolate ( i buy ghirardelli brand[B])[/B]

place heavy cream in a saucpan on medium high until it boils pour over chocolate mix until shiny

does anyone have any tips or tricks to get it a tad thicker

anyone have a better recipe than this

joriza2 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 5:46pm
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AMy ganache recipe is thick and I use 1 part heavy whip with 2 parts of chocolate. 8oz heavy whip and 16 oz chocolate. I like the kirkland semi sweet chocolate

LeanneW Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 6:19pm
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you can make your ganache thicker by using more chocolate.

 

As for how much, you should just test it out, I would probably add an extra 4 ounces, depending on how much thicker you want it.

BeesKnees578 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 6:36pm
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I do 16 oz choc, 1 1/2 cups cream.  I heat mine in a bowl in the microwave on 50% power for 3 minutes.  It doesn't get super hot so it takes less time to cool.

 

You can also heat them together in your saucepan slowly...do not boil.  I accidentally did that once and it NEVER set up.  Stayed runny.

BeesKnees578 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 6:37pm
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Oh and 1 1/2 - 2 tsp flavoring.

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