Can I make ganache with half & half rather than cream?
That’s a good question! Everyone is trying to cut back on the fat and calories these days.
I would reccomend that you just make 1/2 the recipe (See Chocolate Ganche Cake post) and see if the ganache comes out to the consistency that you are hoping for.
Be sure that you still use all high quality ingredients.
Let me know how it comes out!
What can you make using leftover ganache?
This is another question that came from the search engine terms.
I have a container of this very nectar in my refrigerator.
Here are some ideas:
1. Carefully re-heat and use for dipping the best of the season fresh strawberries. Chill & consume ASAP!
2. Place the container of left over ganache in the freezer for a few minutes.
While it is chillin’, melt some dark or milk chocolate. Roll spoonfuls of the ganache into balls. (You can use a melon baller.) Carefully dip in the melted chocolate, then roll chopped nuts, or powdered cocoa, if you desire. Place on wax paper and chill. Enjoy on the 4th of July- while the kids are having S’mores…the grownups can indulge in these little treats.
3. If you have enough leftover you can use as the filling in the center of a layer cake.
4. And – Finally my personal favorite way of using up chocolate ganache…get a spoon, the ganache and the turn on the latest episode of True Blood and enjoy while watching Bill and Eric.
I hear the theme song even as we speak.