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5 1/2 cups leftover ganache, and an additional 2 cups whipped ganache leftover from a wedding cake

What should I do with it? Can I use it as an ingredient in something else? (cookies, cake, ice cream?) I don't really want 1000s of truffles, or to fill 100s of cookies/tartlets/cakes, but a recipe where ganache is an ingredient. It's about 1:1 chocolate:cream, with some added sugar (the chocolate was too bitter to accompany the cake)

asked by Sarah over 2 years ago

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hardlikearmour

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added over 2 years ago

A couple of ideas: Chill it, then cube it and stir it into a bread pudding. Use it to make Dorie Greenspans Hot (and Cold) Chocolate https://food52.com/recipes... (use 2 cups skim milk, same amount water, same or less sugar, and about 400 grams of ganache to get ~ the same batch as in the recipe).

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Nancy

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added over 2 years ago

use as filling for dessert crepes or topping for dessert pasta. also in kugel (noodle pudding). sauce for ice cream. in baguette sandwiches French kids eat - gouter? - instead of a chocolate bar. as filling for rogelach or other rolled pastry cookies. as spread (in place of tomato sauce) in a dessert pizza....other toppings your choice.

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added over 2 years ago

You can always freeze some or all of it so you only have a reasonable amount on hand. I'd also try mixing some of it with almond butter to spread on toast.

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added over 2 years ago

Soften it enough to cover a layer cake with it. Or whip it and use it as a whipped ganache icing, use the cream to fill the cake:)

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