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Why Is My Ganache Not Shiny? (Two Common Reasons)

Chocolate ganache is a luscious, velvety concoction that combines chocolate and warm cream. It’s delicious as a cake topping, a sauce, a dessert filling, or even a base for truffles. If you’ve made a ganache, it’s no fun to see that it’s not glossy. Why does ganache not turn out shiny? Chocolate ganache is shiny …

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Why Is My Ganache Chunky? (10 Common Causes)

If you’re making a chocolate ganache, you probably imagine a sleek, elegant topping for a torte or a luscious, thick filling for truffles. So, it’s disappointing when you’re faced with a bowl of lumpy, grainy chocolate swimming in fatty liquid. Why does chocolate ganache sometimes turn out chunky? Chocolate ganache turns chunky or grainy because …

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How to Thicken Frosting, Icing, and Ganache

There are so many kinds of frosting and icings out there that it takes a culinary degree to know how to make them all perfectly. If you aren’t a professional pastry chef (or maybe even if you are!), you may occasionally find that your frostings, icings and ganaches are a little too runny or not …

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