Flavor Ganache?

Decorating By Muse Updated 30 Jun 2008 , 9:07pm by JanH

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Muse Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 2:33pm
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I want to flavor a batch of ganache. How is this done? Would alcohol based flavoring work best or would an oil be better? Or is it even possible?



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Kitchen_Witch Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 2:37pm
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I have successfully added liqueur based flavorings to ganache. Like rasberry and strawberry. Just add them after the chocolate is melted but before it has cooled completely. I don't think an oil based flavoring would work with melted chocolate, but I'm sure someone else here will know for sure.

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PinkZiab Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 3:34pm
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You can flavor a ganache in a few ways. You can make an addition (extracts, oils, etc). I usually add this tot he cream as I'm heating it before I pour it over the chocolate, then make adjustments as needed.

you can also do an infusion if you want more exotic flavors, or prefer to use "the real deal" lol as opposed to extracts, etc. For instance I made some lavender ganache once and heated the cream with the lavender, then let it sit for half an hour to infuse. I then strained, brought it back to a bowl I poured it over the chocolate. Delicious!

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JanH Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 9:07pm
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Here's a recipe for making ganache with flavored coffee creamer:


Everything you ever wanted to know about ganache:
(Overview, master and other recipes, including white chocolate. How to glaze, frost, smooth, stack and more.)


Chocolate 101:



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