How to flavor Ganache – Ganache flavor variations
Are you a fan of Ganache on your cakes? I am!! Did you know you could flavor ganache a thousand different ways?
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Most of us Cake Decorators like to frost our cakes with Ganache; it’s give you a nice smooth finish and of course those sharp edges. But using the same Ganache over and over again can be boring, right?
Did you know you could add flavor Ganache a million different ways? What is very important to remember though is that Ganache still being chocolate has to be treated very carefully. It’s sensitive to temperature, as well as the amount of liquid you use.
For example – as soon as you add some liquor in to your Ganache it may look like it is going to seize but if you continue to mix and incorporate in well, it will eventually smooth out.
How do you make Chocolate Ganache?
Dark Chocolate Ganache, Milk Chocolate Ganache or White Chocolate Ganache. You will find the recipes here – Chocolate Ganache
I have a video on how I make my Ganache as well. So be sure to check the basic Chocolate Ganache recipes first.
Next to flavor ganache it’s very simple and easy. Just follow the recipe and you will have a different flavor when ever you need.
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These are based on my Single Batch Ganache Recipe. Some additions might need proper whipping and cooling the ganache before you use it.
Note about Alcohol — You can add as little as 1 tbsp. to ½ cup alcohol as desired. This is what I prefer. You may need to whip the ganache to bring to consistency.
Espresso Ganache –Dissolve 2 tsp Espresso powderin 2 tsp water and add to existing Batch of Dark Ganache.
Hazelnut Ganache – Add 1 cup Nutella to one batch of Dark Chocolate Ganache .
Pistachio Ganache – Add ½ cup pureed Pistachios + ½ tsp Pistachio extract to one existing batch of Ganache.
Points to remember
Jut a note to remember. Not everybody likes all flavors so unless you are certain that the person is going to love it, keep it simple. The basic Ganache is absolutely delicious on it’s own.
For example – most people love orange or mint flavored chocolate but I hate it. I will not have any orange or mint added to my chocolate. So I would not flavor ganache orange or mint for myself. Know what I mean? When it comes to customers always take into account that they may not appreciate the same taste as you.
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