Recipes For My Boys: Sour Cream Ganache

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sour Cream Ganache

What do you do when you don't have cream to make a ganache?  You use what you have in the refrigerator, this for me meant sour cream.   I love the way it tastes on my overpowering chocolate brownie and Frozen Banana Eclair Cake.  This gets very thick as it cools so work fast.  You can use a little more sour cream if you want it thinner, but not too much.  You don't want a strong taste of the sour cream.  I used Hershey's Dark Chocolate Special Blend and it turned out almost bittersweet.  We loved it.  Next time you are out of cream, grab the sour cream.




Sour Cream Gananche

1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup dark, semi sweet, or *white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla, optional

*I have not tried white chocolate chips yet in this recipe

Heat, while stirring, sour cream and chocolate chips in a pot, sitting on top of another pot of water, water not touching pot when boiling, aka....double boiler, until melted.   You can also melt in microwave being careful not to over heat and curdle the sour cream.  Stir in vanilla, if using, when melted.  Spread onto desired yumminess you have made.  Enjoy!

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