Beer Ganache

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It began with a simple question: What would happen if I substituted fancy beer for cream in a ganache recipe? What would beer ganache taste like?

Well, given the deliciousness of chocolate stout cupcakes, I figured there was a chance that I could be successful. So I heated up the beer, and then mixed it with mixed dark and milk chopped chocolate in an equal quantity. It came out very well: malty and deep-tasting, not too boozy. Actually, genuinely good.

Here's how you can make this magic happen at home. As seen on cakespy dot com

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Step 1: Assemble Your Ingredients

  • 10 ounces fancy stout beer (I used Cappuccino Stout by Lagunitas)
  • 10 ounces chopped chocolate (I used a mix of dark and milk chocolate)

Note: you can use whatever quantity you like, as long as the beer and chocolate are in equal weights.

Step 2: Heat the Beer to the Simmering Point

Put the beer in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to bubble (not to be confused with the fizz), like it's just shy of boiling.

Step 3: Combine the Beer and Chocolate

Either add the chocolate to the pan, or pour the hot beer over chocolate in a heatproof bowl.

Step 4: Mix Thoroughly

Mix until combined, and the chocolate has melted.

Step 5: Let It Set

Let set until it has reached cool room temperature. Use as a cake filling, glaze, or a tasty cookie dip.

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    Kiteman

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Beer... and chocolate... together...

    That sounds so good, it's probably illegal somewhere!

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    cakespyKiteman

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    @kiteman I was surprised how tasty the combo was. Sometimes things sound great but then in reality not so much. This lived up to the dreams I had!

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    momoluv

    4 years ago

    Hey, Momo here!

    I would love to feature this in my next instructable! Titled paper book scenes or something... Let me know what you think!

    Thanks for contributing to the community ~Momoluv

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