Cocoa ganache
Posted: 18 January 2014 09:29 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Is it possible to make ganache with cocoa instead of solid chocolate?
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Posted: 23 January 2014 10:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Freshkid, I read about substituting Chocolate with cocoa.  As you say,
butter is needed.

I think that you’d have to dissolve the cocoa in a little boiling water.
This water would “thin” the cream, so perhaps you should also add
a bit more butter.
Or use cocoa butter?
The cocoa powder I use has a 50% fat.

I am experimenting with substitutions of unsweetened chocolate,
as it’s becoming very difficult to find (as well as very expensive!)

I am going to write to Hersheys; perhaps they have some ideas.

Thanks to all, Silvia

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Posted: 24 January 2014 08:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Good morning

I found this yesterday

Ganache made with cocoa

http:/www.preparedpantry.com/Recipes/Cocoa-Ganache.htmp

I had thought, that many people would be trying to make
cocoa ganache, but this is the only one, that makes use of
only cocoa.

Silvia

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Posted: 26 January 2014 01:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Freshkid, I’d prefer to learn from *other people’s experiments*!
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Anyway, I’ll try the recipe from preparedpantry as soon as I can.
I’ll be reporting to you!

SILVA:
  Good morning. Thank you for the information. I wish you success in this experiment. If by chance you do succed please post your findings so that those who are interested can learn from your skills & knowledge.

  Good luck to you I know that you will do well.

  Enjoy the rest of the day.

  ~FRESHKID.

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Posted: 26 January 2014 01:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Prettycake, your’re right.
I am taking the unnecessarily hard way…

Perhaps I should forget about the cocoa based
ganache, and use my time and ingredients in
baking another Domingo cake, a favourite among
friends and family (also, it doesn’t need ganache!)

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Posted: 27 January 2014 09:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Perhaps the difference is about the proportion of milk-fat to chocolate-fat,
and not of fluids?
I´ll do a bit of research with the help of Harold McGee.
I should have done it before.

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