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nucat is asking: (2 answers)
can i make ganache with cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips?

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Last updated: Oct. 8, 2012 3:12 pm
Posted: Oct. 8, 2012 11:18 am
Answered by: PAMELA D. aPROpos of nothing
Oct. 8, 2012 11:38 am
Don't think so.
Answered by: Pixie2
Oct. 8, 2012 11:43 am
Cocoa Based Ganache 12 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 8 Tbsp equivalent sugar substitute 8 Tbsp butter 8 Tbsp heavy white cream On the stove over medium heat, bring cream and butter to a boil. Place chocolate in separate bowl. Pour hot cream/butter mixture over chocolate. Let sit for 5 minutes. Stir and use. Place cooled dessert on baking rack over a cookie sheet to catch drippings. Pour ganache over dessert and refrigerate. It is absolutely important dessert is thoroughly cooled or the ganache will have a dull texture. Nutritional Information per recipe: Calories: 1465, Carbohydrates: 39 g, Fiber: 12g, Net Carbohydrates: 27 g, Fat: 142g, Protein: 15g
Oct. 8, 2012 11:43 am
Oct. 8, 2012 11:44 am
PAMELA D. aPROpos of nothing
Oct. 8, 2012 11:58 am
Interesting, seems like it would be gritty. I tried a gelato recipe a while back that used cocoa powder. We couldn't eat it because the texture was wrong, it left a silty grit on the tongue.
Oct. 8, 2012 12:02 pm
I have never tried it but apparently there are recipes out there. I would think if the mixture isn't smooth it could be gritty...
Oct. 8, 2012 12:02 pm
I guess the hot cream would make it smooth? Not sure ....
Oct. 8, 2012 3:12 pm
Gananche is usually just heavy cream and chocolate. If you use cocoa powder, other ingredients (like sugar/butter) will need to be added.
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