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How To Thicken Chocolate Ganache
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How To Thicken Chocolate Ganache

How to thicken chocolate ganache? When baking cakes, we sometimes cross difficulties while making chocolate ganache. At times, our ganache tends to be too thin and runny for your baked cake; Do not fret because there are certain ways to fix your ganache. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Can chocolate ganache harden, How long does it take for the ganache to firm up?, how to thicken chocolate ganache, What do you exactly do if your ganache is too thin?
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Saucepan
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing bowls

Ingredients
  

For truffles and ganache, also for piping: (2:1 ratio)

For frostings, thick glazing, fillings, and whipped ganache: (1:1 ratio)

  • 8 ounces of bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate about 224 grams
  • 1 cup of heavy cream about 224 grams
  • a pinch of kosher salt optional

For thin glazing, fondue, and light whipped ganache: (1:1.5 ratio)

  • 8 ounces of bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate about 224 grams
  • 1 1/2 cup of heavy cream about 336 grams
  • a pinch of kosher salt optional

Instructions

  • Before anything else, chop your chocolate into small pieces using your knife and chopping board. Then, make sure to place the chocolate pieces inside a bowl.
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  • Afterward, place your cream inside a saucepan over medium heat. Also, heat your cream until it simmers and almost boiling. In addition to that, you can heat your cream inside the microwave if desired.
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  • After that, pour your hot cream into your chopped chocolate. Next, allow the cream to sit for about three minutes. Afterward, add your salt to your chocolate mixture if used.
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  • Then, whisk in the middle part of your chocolate and cream mixture. Afterward, whisk in small circles in the same direction. After that, gradually whisk outward, creating bigger circles until your chocolate mixture becomes smooth.
  • Next, you can serve the ganache warm for fondue and sipping chocolate. For glaze or piping work, allow the chocolate ganache to cool for about ten minutes before using. Also, let your chocolate ganache cool at room temperature for about four hours. Likewise, you can do it overnight for the frosting. For the chocolate truffles, place your uncovered chocolate ganache inside the refrigerator until your chocolate ganache becomes solid. With this, please do it for about an hour before scooping and shaping it.

Notes

For the most part, you can store your leftover ganache inside an airtight container. Likewise, you can place it in a bowl. Then, cover the surface of your ganache with plastic cling wrap in the refrigerator. As a result, it will last up to a week. 
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