white chocolate ganache

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by elas, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. elas

    elas

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    I love dark chocolate ganache, but wanted to frost delicate brwnie bites with white ganache.

    What is a prpper proportin for the white chocolate/cream ratio? Can you use gel colors for color?

    About to start experimenting tonight for a bunch of Valentine treats.........
     
  2. kelly moore

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    Hi elas,

    The ratio of white chocolate to cream:

    3oz. white chocolate

    to: 8oz. heavy cream.

    I also like to add 3oz cream cheese to stabilize it and give a slight tart flavor. Your recipes may say to chill the cream and bowls however, using chilled cream will seed the melted white chocolate. I hope this helps ; )

    Kelly
     
  3. elas

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    Thanks Kelly! I like the cream cheese addition - will try!
     
  4. petalsandcoco

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    Another thought.....

    I like to use 7 oz of chocolate and 3/4 heavy cream.

    Try scalding the cream till there is a light skin on top.

    Chop up the white chocolate into little pieces.

    Place the chopped pieces into a metal bowl or dish

    Slowly pour the hot cream over the chocolate, let it sit for a 1-2 minutes. Gently stir.

    It will thicken as it cools down.

    You can uses this for frostings or cake filling as well.

    You can use color gels.

    Petals.
     
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  5. elas

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    Petals - this sounds good.

    What brand of white chocolate do you use. I notice a lot of them don't use cocoa butter (or at least not much of it) and are way too sweet.

    Any good recommendations? Callebaut?

    Thanks!
     
  6. petalsandcoco

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    Yes, Callebaut is great. ( can never go wrong with good products)......I have only made it this way (no cocoa butter).

    The whole process takes about 15-20 minutes.

    There is a cute website that also talks about flavoring white chocolate if your into experimenting. (orange /img/vbsmilies/smilies/licklips.gif)

    http://eyecandy.nanakaze.net/?p=385

    Petals.