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Old 11-21-2011, 08:55 AM   #1
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Can you make a ganache with whipping cream instead on double?

Can you make a ganache with whipping cream instead of double?

I recently moved to a small town in Hungary and find I can't always get the ingredients I am used to.

I'd like to make a Ganache, but I can't get double cream. It is just cream and chocolate but when you boil double cream it thickens, but it wont with whipping cream.

Can anyone say if it will just turn to chocolate milk or chocolate cream or if there is any way to get the thickness for whipping cream.

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Old 11-21-2011, 09:13 AM   #2
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I use 1 cup of heavy cream brought to a boil then add 8 or 9 ounces of chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted and add a flavoring if you like. A teaspoon of vanilla, a tablespoon of cognac or a tablespoon of rum. If you use it when it is warm it will be thin and have a shine like a glaze. If you beat it over an ice water bath it will thicken and be more of a frosting. Have a couple of kids standing by to lick the bowl.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:49 AM   #3
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How to thicken whipping cream

I haven't got heavy cream, just whipping cream which is 30% fat, will it be ok?
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:51 AM   #4
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I haven't got heavy cream, just whipping cream which is 30% fat, will it be ok?
That should be OK. You could always melt in a pat or two of butter to up the fat.
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I haven't got any kids. Can I lick the bowl myself, or will I have to rely on the kindness of strangers?
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I haven't got any kids. Can I lick the bowl myself, or will I have to rely on the kindness of strangers?
Be brave, Sir. You can lick the bowl. We won't tell.
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I haven't got any kids. Can I lick the bowl myself, or will I have to rely on the kindness of strangers?

If you don't want to be caught licking the bowl, chill the ganache and scoop out some balls, roll them in cocoa powder or chopped nuts and have truffles. It is really the same basic mixture.
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I use 1 cup of heavy cream brought to a boil then add 8 or 9 ounces of chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted and add a flavoring if you like. A teaspoon of vanilla, a tablespoon of cognac or a tablespoon of rum. If you use it when it is warm it will be thin and have a shine like a glaze. If you beat it over an ice water bath it will thicken and be more of a frosting. Have a couple of kids standing by to lick the bowl.
Ok I got the ingredients (wait) where are the kids? Why do I have that checked off? Oh yeah, It's me.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:11 AM   #9
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The ganache I made for my tarts the other day I used normal thickened cream, butter and dark chocolate
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I always use regular cream. We don't really get double cream here. Only in Woolworths.
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Yes, our thickened cream is regular cream
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I haven't got any kids. Can I lick the bowl myself, or will I have to rely on the kindness of strangers?
Just make sure you use a bowl, and not a pot. You wouldn't want to be labeled, wait for it, "A POT-LICKER"!

And yes, whipping cream can be used to make a ganache. Chocolate has the required fat to thicken it. You may have to adjust the amount of chocolate to get the texture you want. And as has been said, unsalted butterfat can be added if required, to replace the amount of butterfat that differs between double cream and whipping cream.

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I always use regular cream. We don't really get double cream here. Only in Woolworths.
Wow, you still have Woolworth's there? It's long gone here.
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We have Woolworths over here too...heaps and heaps of them
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Wow, you still have Woolworth's there? It's long gone here.
Yip Loads of them. I love Wooloworths but they are more expensive than other shops
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Over here we have Woolies, Coles and Foodland, the main ones...Coles is the most expensive, then Woolworths, then Foodland
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Over here we have Woolies, Coles and Foodland, the main ones...Coles is the most expensive, then Woolworths, then Foodland
We have Woolworths, Pick 'n Pay, Spar, Checkers, Shoprite, Foodco etc.
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