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What to do with butter and chocolate

I'm making a new cupcake recipe and I accidentally melted 6 T butter, 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate and 1 & 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of the 1/2 cup the recipe called for. I'm not an experienced baker, but I knew that the ratio was off enough to start over. But is there anything I can do with the "mistake" mixture? I know it's not a big deal but I hate wasting stuff so I just thought I'd see if anyone had a brilliant idea....

asked by MTMitchell almost 5 years ago
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Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 5 years ago

If you have more chocolate and butter, you could make a double batch of these, just adding a little less sugar to compensate for the sugar in the chocolate chips. Or, if you have heavy cream lying around, you could make truffles.

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added almost 5 years ago

I use about 50/50 melted butter and chocolate to make the ganache/glaze i use for dipping or filling cookies or glazing a cake.No prob freezing it as well.

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added almost 5 years ago

Yay!! Thank you both. I made a few truffles to go with the cupcakes (gilding the lily a little but...) and froze the rest. I'm glad to nor have had to waste it.

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added almost 5 years ago

Chocolate fondue with fresh fruit, nuts, croissant or make your own Nutella kind of thing. What a problem to have! Yum.

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