Chocolate Ganache

by J.

Okay, so I'm a novice at making Ganache. I wanted to make it to fill a 1/4 sheet cake.

I used the recipe from this site, but increased the quantities proportionally to 3 cups heavy whipping cream and 24 oz milk chocolate chips. I heated the cream in the microwave until it was hot (not boiling) and poured it over the chips. I let it stand for 3 minutes, then stirred until smooth.

I thought, from reading the recipe, that the mixture would just thicken up to create the ganache. After letting it sit for awhile and it didn't thicken, I put it in the refrigerator, but it still didn't thicken. So my husband suggested putting it in my mixer - and it whipped up nicely.

Is that what I was supposed to do? I didn't see anything on the recipe about mixing the chocolate chip/whipping cream mixture to make the ganache.


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Apr 08, 2009
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi J,

It takes hours for ganache to set up. I usually like to leave it overnight, if possible.
What you made was whipped ganache, which is just a variation of basic ganache, and still fabulous.

I'm not sure how long 'a while' is so I am assuming it had something to do with the length of time you waited.

I hope this helps. Thanks for posting your question.

Michelle (editor)

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