If you're craving a sweet, fruity twist to your dessert, look no further than this Strawberry Ganache recipe. This elegant, luscious ganache combines the vibrant flavors of strawberries with rich white chocolate. Dive in to find out how you can elevate your confections with this exquisite treat!
Strawberry Ganache shines brightest in spring and summer, thanks to fresh strawberries. With its vibrant hue and flavor, it's a favorite for Valentine's and Mother's Day treats. Taste the magic in these Cake Pops made with strawberry ganache! And if you love fruity flavors, why check out this Blackberry Jam? Its rich tanginess beautifully complements strawberry desserts.
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- Frozen Strawberries
- White Chocolate
See recipe card for quantities.
Prepare the Strawberries
Start by defrosting the strawberries in the microwave. Once thawed, blend them into a smooth puree, removing any tiny seeds with a sieve.
Setup the Chocolate
In a separate bowl, keep white chocolate chunks ready.
Heat the Strawberry Puree
In a saucepan, bring the strawberry puree to a boil, ensuring it doesn't scorch.
Combine & Mix
Pour the hot strawberry puree over the white chocolate. After a minute, mix thoroughly, starting from the center.
Cool or Use
If you're looking to pour the ganache, use it immediately. Otherwise, refrigerate to harden for shaping or frosting.
Serve (Cake Pops Recipe)
Use the strawberry ganache on cakes, cake pops, or any dessert of your choice.
Hint: Achieving the perfect Strawberry Ganache consistency is all about the temperature. Ensure the strawberry puree is hot when poured over the chocolate, allowing the chocolate to melt seamlessly.
For a dairy-free version, use dairy-free white chocolate. Also, you can use fresh strawberries, though the moisture content may vary.
Consider adding a hint of mint or basil to the strawberry puree for a refreshing twist. Alternatively, for a citrusy zing, add some lemon or orange zest.
An immersion blender is ideal for achieving a smooth strawberry puree. If you don't have one, a regular blender will work. Ensure you use a heat-proof bowl when pouring the hot puree onto the chocolate. If using a microwave instead of a stovetop, adjust heating times to prevent scorching.
Store the strawberry ganache in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. If hardened, you can gently reheat to achieve the desired consistency.
Ensure your white chocolate is in small chunks or grated, as this will help it melt uniformly when the hot strawberry puree is poured over.
Yes, but the water content might vary, so adjust accordingly.
Up to a week in the fridge in an airtight container.
Absolutely, it's perfect for cakes and pastries.
Use dairy-free white chocolate for a vegan version.
Yes, but it may alter the texture slightly upon thawing.
Yes, mint, basil, or citrus zest work well.
Refrigerate for a while to thicken.
Use short bursts in the microwave, stirring in between.
The fruitiness of strawberries adds a unique flavor profile.
Yes, but ensure to adjust the moisture content.
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125g Frozen Strawberries
100g White Chocolate
Prepare the Strawberries:
- Defrost strawberries in the microwave.
- Blend into a puree.
- Sieve to remove seeds, if necessary.
Set up the Chocolate:
- Place white chocolate in a bowl.
Heat the Strawberry Puree:
- Bring the puree to a boil in a saucepan.
Combine & Mix:
- Pour hot puree over chocolate.
- Wait for a minute.
- Begin mixing from the center.
Cool or Use:
- For immediate pouring consistency, use right away.
- For a thicker consistency, refrigerate.
- Apply on your desired dessert.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: International
- Diet: Vegetarian
- Always use fresh, good quality ingredients.
- Store leftovers in the fridge and consume within a week.
- Ensure the white chocolate is stored in a cool, dry place to prevent spoilage.