Loads of ganache!
- sarahjay Aug 21, 2011 07:55 PM
I catered a wedding last night and have left over milk chocolate ganache (2 parts chocolate to 3 parts cream), about 3 pounds of it. It is far to soft to make truffles or chocolate candies, but was hoping someone might have an idea of something I can make with it. I've thought of chocolate mousse, but that's hard to give away to people, and I don't want to eat it all myself :)
It's WAY too soft for that. I've had it in the fridge since last night and it drips off a spoon, straight from the fridge. When I do truffles I reverse the ratio, but it needed to be fondue soft at room temp for the event.
I added peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs to some and stuck it in the fridge hoping it will firm enough to roll into any kind of shape (like chocolate mixed into a buckeye, I guess). My other thought was to mold truffles, since the runny texture would hold up inside the tempered shells, but I tempered chocolate last week for dipped truffles for the same event, and am done with tempering chocolate for a while.
You can make brownies in muffin cups and put a dollop of chocolate ganache in the middle before baking. It's almost like a molten chocolate cake. I like to add vanilla ice cream when it comes out of the oven, but that won't work if you give them away. But, they're decadently good cold, too.
You could also beat it and make frosting out of it. Dip bananas in it , then nuts and then freeze. Use it in ice cream cake. Add it to cheesecake. Make hot chocolate (though it's probably too hot right now for that).
I'd mix it into coffee, put it on ice cream, put it in baked good etc.
Make awesome hot chocolate. Make awesome hot chocolate and then freeze it.
Make ice cream!