Saturday, August 28, 2010
Congratulatory Cupcakes part 2 .... CHOCOLATE
Rose Levy Beranbaum The flavor was great but it was meant to frost a cake and not to be piped so it was rather thin. I kept melting and adding more chocolate until it became pipeable (yes, pipeable.) Last night Shirley O Corriher taught me a lot about ganache and gave me formulas for pourable, spreadable and pipeable ganache. I'm generally math phobic but I will hesitantly admit that there are cases when a good formula can come in handy, and when it's something as simple as "use twice as much chocolate as cream" that's pretty easy to follow. Someday soon Shirley just might win me over with all her baking math but for now ... I'll just enjoy cupcakes.