Peanut Butter Ganche - Came Up With A Basic But Need Tweekin

Baking By Esalota Updated 4 Mar 2012 , 11:53pm by carmijok

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Esalota Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 9:12pm
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Ok, I am banging my head and need help.

I have found several peanut butter and chocolate recipes, but I want just peanut butter, I want to have that peanut butter color (or a pale version)

I came up with 12 ounces of white chocolate, 8 ounce heavy whipping cream, and 1 cup peanut butter, once it is chilled an whipped it has a great texture (light, and creamy) and peanut butter flavor, just a hair sweet for my taste, but I really don't like sweet. (Go figure I used to live on the stuff)

The problem is it is too soft. It would make a great fillng on a cupcake, and would work as a filling in between layers, but softens too quickly.

I need to figure how to "thicken" it so it can have a layer on top of it but not get so soft it will "squish" out the sides if it isn't in the fridge for an hour or two.

I don't want to end up with a "grainy" mouth feel by adding powdered sugar (not to mention make it teeth hurting sweet).

Got any ideas?



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peg818 Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 9:16pm
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If you lower the amount of cream it will make it thicker. For my peanut butter ganache I just use a standard ganche recipe but instead of chocolate I use reeses peanut butter chips holds nicely and whips up beautifully.too

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Cakery2012 Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 10:34pm
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Use good quality pb chips .

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JSKConfections Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 10:39pm
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Ditto, I was going to say to use peanut butter chips too! Good luck!! icon_smile.gif

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KoryAK Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 11:14pm
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Do you really need the chocolate component or are you just looking for something that is PB flavored with a ganache consistency? I make PB filling with PB, salt, and powdered sugar (this will be like reese's cup filling) and then thin it with heavy cream to the consistency that I'd like. I just mix this all by eye with the whip on my Kitchenaid.

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carmijok Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 11:53pm
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I am so craving peanut butter now.

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