RHC Midnight Ganache ~ Sleepless in Greensboro
Posted: 15 February 2013 03:29 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello Fellow Bakers,
Yesterday while making the Midnight Ganache, which I have made many times, I forgot to add the boiling water/ chocolate mix, to the food processor, because I had placed it in the refrigerator to cool before using.
Now, I will say in my defense, the the night before I only got 1 hour of sleep, which is not conducive to good baking or much else for that matter.
Later that evening, my husband opened the fridge door and said that it smelled like chocolate, at which point, Yikes!!! I had already poured my caramel into the Food Processor and thought how wonderful the chocolate is starting to set up already, then cleaned everything up.
Well, I sat both mixtures out on the counter overnight and went to bed.
Today, I whipped them both together in my mixer and surprise, fluffy wonderful Midnight Ganache!
I did add 1 T. of the thickened brandy cherry juice afterwards, just for fun.
So, don’t toss your mistakes away!
And try to get more sleep!
Darlene

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Posted: 15 February 2013 03:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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* pshew *

I was on the edge of my seat!!!!

I’m so glad it all worked out for a happy, fluffy, brandy-ful ending!

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Posted: 15 February 2013 06:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’m glad you were able to salvage things, Darlene! It’s always nice when things work out that way. Some of the mistakes I’ve made in the past have been quite costly to me, so it’s great to know this didn’t happen to you this time. And it’s good to know it’s worth keeping mistakes around until you know for sure they won’t work out in the end. Thanks for sharing this.

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Posted: 16 February 2013 07:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Anne in NC ~ Thanks, so kind of you to say.

Monsieur Patisserie ~  I loved the skilled intricate basketwork that you did on your cake for your friend. Quite beautiful and time consuming.
                      Thanks for your comment MP, I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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Posted: 16 February 2013 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Nice save!  smile

For ganache, if you have time, Rose maintains that you can almost always re-melt and try again.

Hope you get a good night’s sleep tonight!

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Posted: 16 February 2013 06:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Darm456 - 16 February 2013 11:43 AM

Monsieur Patisserie ~  I loved the skilled intricate basketwork that you did on your cake for your friend. Quite beautiful and time consuming.
                      Thanks for your comment MP, I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Thank you so much, Darlene. I appreciate your generous compliment. smile

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Posted: 17 February 2013 09:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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So glad it worked out…so glad you shared!!

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