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Jan 10, 2013 04:48 AM

Ganache Crisis -- Need Immediate Help

I made ganache last night for profiteroles I need to bring to the office today for a lunch party. I didn't turn down the heat when I added the chocolate, so the oil has separated from the chocolate and is floating on top (eeww). If I stir it up, it tasts ok, but I don't want it separating on the plate. So, two questions: can anything be done to save it (I think not), and two: can I remake it at the office by heating cream in the microwave and adding the chocolate to the hot cream. Does the cream really need to come to a boil? Lunch is in four hours.

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  1. I'm probably too late to help, but, I think it would work to heat the cream in the microwave. You can always zap it a bit longer if the chocolate doesn't fully melt.

    Might be a lot less stress for you if you can run out before lunch and buy some ice cream or whipped cream (dulce de leche and whipped cream?) to fill the profiteroles instead.

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    1. re: gimlis1mum

      Thanks, it's not too late. I have ice cream to fill them with. The ganache is for the topping. I'm going to try the microwave...

      1. re: hungry100

        You can definitely use the microwave for the cream - I do it all the time.

    2. Stir in cold cream a bit at a time. That has saved me before.

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      1. re: Becca Porter

        should I do this while the ganache is hot?

      2. I've saved broken ganache by using glucose syrup or corn syrup. whisk vigorously or use an immersion blender. start with about 30g per 500g ganache

        1. I saved the ganache by warming it up and stirring in warm cream. Thanks everyone!

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          1. re: hungry100

            Whew, awesome! I was wondering how it turned out.