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One Quart of Ganache

My friend,the pastry chef,just dropped off a quart of ganache.Looking for alternate recipes to using it as frosting on a cake.Thoughts?

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  1. Make truffles. Chill, scoop, roll into balls, roll in nuts/cocoa etc.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      What a delicious gift! I second truffles. or you could make small shortbread and use the ganache as a filling.

    2. You can melt it gently and drop it into a tart crust or crustlets. It would be bitchin to melt some caramel candies and pour that into the crust before the ganache is in, with some toasted chopped nuts or nut brittle on top... ooo I'm making myself hungry. Or melt it slightly (with a few lumps left) and carefully whip it with the whipping attachment of a mixer for a more of an icing texture. You can thin it down with more whipping cream to make a softer consistency. I like the truffle idea, who doesn't like truffles???

      1. Jealous of you!! Keep it in the fridge and eat it late at night with a spoon. Do you have a significant other? Hmm.....

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        1. re: esstrink

          I agree with esstrink...eat with spoon!! although I don't think it needs to be late at night, any time of day would be fine with me!! ;)

        2. Last time I had leftover ganache I warmed it up, thinned it a bit with some milk, and used it as an ice cream topping - so good. It also freezes well if you want to put some aside for a later date.

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          1. re: cookie monster

            Heat it up, add peanut butter then add to ice cream. So good.

          2. Thin it with some cream and alcohol of choice and use it as fondue.

            1. I think I had a dream like this once.

              The suggestions above sound great. Also, you could use them to fill cookies, or how about ganache panini? Ganache empanadas! Ganache in crepes... on brioche... you see where I'm going with this.

              1. I have made my own and poured it over a cheesecake.