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8% fat in heavy cream for chocolate ganache is too low?

post #1 of 5
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I have watched inspired by michelle's chocolate ganache youtube video and she recommends 35% milk fat in heavy cream. I have only seen one brand of heavy cream here called Farm Lands which has 8% fat. Does anyone else use this brand for chocolate ganache and actually had success? Is there any other way I can increase the fat to 35% and is this necessary?
post #2 of 5
It is not heavy cream if it is only 8% fat.

I just looked up the website for Farmlands heavy cream and I think that you may be confused. The 8% that you are seeing is that one serving provides 8% of your daily recommended intake of fat, it doesn't mean that the product itself only has 8% fat. On my bottle of canola oil which is 100% fat, one serving provides 22% of your daily recommended intake of fat.

Looking at their website, they offer a 40% fat heavy cream and that provides 9% recommended daily intake of fat per serving.
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post #3 of 5
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Ok great. Was wondering why I saw 8% on a carton called heavy cream. Thanks a lot.
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The carton can also say "whipping cream" which makes great ganache.
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Oh. I didn't know that Irene. That is good to know that I have options. That means once it has minimum 35% fat, I can use heavy or whipping cream.
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