Originally Posted by AKA_cupcakeshoppe
Originally Posted by nicolesprinkle
I am so dumb!
Can someone direct me to a recipe for this SETTING ganache? I don't get what 2 parts dark choc to 1 part cream OR 3parts white chocolate to 1 part cream means!
that's just a ratio
so with the 2:1, you use 2 cups of dark chocolate to 1 cup of cream for the 3:1, use 3 cups white chocolate to 1 cup of cream. you can use cups, grams, pounds, etc as long as the ratio is 2:1 or 3:1.
Sorry, but I have to disagree with you there. With ganache weight IS important, you can't rely on the airy-fairy cup measuring thing as you never get the same weights twice. So for example for dark ganache, if you use 1 cup (250ml) of cream you must use 500 grams (17.6oz) of dark chocolate. 2 cups of chocolate chips is only approximately 360grams (12.7oz) - 5oz less than you need and that will really effect your results!
Planet Cake's recipes for a setting ganache to cover your cakes is:
1.2kg (42oz) dark chocolate
600ml (21 fl oz) 35% fat cream
1.3kg (48oz) white chocolate
450ml (16 fl oz) 35% fat cream
Obviously you can adjust these amounts in the dark 2:1 ratio and the white 3:1 ratio to get the amount you need, but it must be done by weight!