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post #31 of 34
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Originally Posted by AmbitiousBeginner View Post

I only bake for my family.  This past weekend I went to the grocery store with the intention of buying real white chocolate for white chocolate ganache, but when I saw the price, did the math and realized I would be spending over $100 on just chocolate, I changed my mind.  Instead I bought the Nestle White Chocolate morsels and did a 4:1 ratio.  I used it to fill and cover a RV cake, and it came out great.  The ganache had to be refrigerated, at first I left it at room temp and it stayed runny, but after a few hours in the fridge, it was creamy and spreadable.  I've also used Nestle's semisweet chocolate chips for ganache and had good results.   Note: it does take longer for the chips to melt, but they do.

If I was selling cakes, then the increase in price would be passed on to the customer, but since I am the one paying for it, I can't bring myself to spend that much on one ingredient.

I didn't mean to sound like a snob, although I sort of am when it comes to chocolate especially. By all means, use whatever you want. I started looking for things at my local grocery store as well. Living in a small town didn't give me many options or variety so I started looking online and trying higher quality ingredients. It's really amazing the difference it can make.
That was just my 2cents
post #32 of 34

I'm surprised by the response, because I didn't mean to imply that anyone was a snob.  I would buy the better stuff too if it wasn't so overpriced.  After reading the thread I am interested in finding more affordable options online.

 

And I understand what you mean about chocolate and not sacrificing quality.  I am originally from CA and live in NY.  And as much as I love and miss the fresh fruit, especially the peaches, from CA, I refuse to buy them in NY because no matter how good people around here think they are, I know they don't taste as good as they should, so I don't eat any, except when my mom mails me CA fruit or I visit.  I'm a fruit snob!

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post #33 of 34
Oh no worries icon_wink.gif
I didn't think anything of it, just a statement. I'm not easily offended but you didn't say anything offensive anyway. Just saying I understand & it's worth looking around, hopefully you can find something affordable that you'll enjoy.
post #34 of 34

Heh, chocolate is cheaper in the UK than in the US! Wayhey :) lol it's about time we had 1 perk! I guess it's because we're in Europe so close to Belgium, Switzerland etc...

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