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What can I substitute for 1/2 a cup of whipping cream when making a ganache?

asked by Fallan over 2 years ago
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added over 2 years ago

I first saw this on food52.com, for every 8oz of 70% bittersweet chocolate you add 8oz of water technically it's chocolate mousse but hey!!!!!

Baci1
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added over 2 years ago

Maybe sour cream or crime fraiche

Baci1
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added over 2 years ago

Sorry. That should be crime fraiche

Baci1
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added over 2 years ago

Darn spell check, it's creme, dang it! Creme!

Photo_squirrel
added over 2 years ago

what is the ganache being used for? heavy cream or sour cream or creme fraiche could all be used in place of whipping cream. if you're using it for a cookie filing or a cookie glaze, i make my ganache 50/50 with 70% chocolate and unsalted butter.

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added over 2 years ago

I was using it as a glaze for cupcakes & ended up using a combination of whole milk & unsalted butter which worked great.

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added over 2 years ago

I have used a puree of cashew and water to make vegan fake cream with smashing results. I think there is a commercially available one called mimic cream.

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added over 2 years ago

I've used coconut milk.