I have more ganache leftover from the Red Velvet Comeback Cupcakes than is really good for my sanity. There are/is/are about 3 cups of ganache sitting in my fridge.
The good thing is that you can freeze ganache. Did you know that? While it’s frozen you can figure out what the heck to do with it.
This particular ganache is just cream and chocolate, and has a consistency of chocolate pudding. Mmm, pudding …
So what can you do with ganache that’s lying around?
If it’s thicker, you can make truffles. If it’s thinner, you can make fondue.
If it’s as it is, you can ice cakes and brownies with it.
You can pour it into hot milk for hot chocolate.
Add it to your coffee for a mocha latte.
Today, however, we are going to make ourselves some cookies, then make ganache sandwiches with them, then FREEZE them. It’ll be like ice cream sandwiches, but wayyyy better.
I picked our recipe for margarine chocolate chip cookies, because they’re the biggest and fluffiest. But I made them twice as big. I ended up with 28 cookies.
Make sure your ganache is super chilly. To be on the safe side, chuck the mixing bowl you’re using in the freezer for a while as well.
Whip that ganache up to a frothy amazingness.
Spoon fluffy ganache in-between your cooled cookies. Sandwich them together. Otherwise they ain’t sammiches.
Wrap them in waxed paper, seal them in a plastic bag, and chuck them in the freezer.
The Pie and I each ate one before freezing. The sweetness was sweeeeeeeeeet.
Also there was a wee bit of ganache leftover, but neither of us could pluck up the nerve to eat any more. These babies are pretty intense.
3 thoughts on “What Can You Do with Leftover Ganache?”
Oh my goodness… I want one…
Wow, brilliant. At least the leftover ganache doesn’t go to waste