WATCH: How to Make Chocolate Ganache

One recipe, two ingredients, three ways. Here's a quick run-down to making chocolate ganache for any dessert!

 

Ganache is the simplest and most versatile chocolate mixtures you can whip up for desserts.

 

With two ingredients—heavy cream plus good quality chocolate—and the right proportions you can enjoy ganache as a velvety glaze over a cake, as a delightful frosting for layer cakes, or melt-in-your-mouth truffles. Here's a guide to making the perfect ganache for your desserts:

 

What You'll Need:
Heavy cream
Good quality chocolate

 

Procedure:
1 Heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat until it simmers.

2 Pour the heated cream over chopped chocolate and mix with a wire whisk until smooth and well-combined.

 

Mind the Proportions:

Basic Ganache
1 : 1 - Mix equal parts chocolate and heavy cream to make a thick glaze perfect for topping cakes and filling layer cakes.

 

Pourable Ganache
1 : 2 - Mix one part chocolate to two parts heavy cream to use as a velvety pourable glaze for cakes, cupcakes, as ice cream topping, or as a dip for cookies, etc.

 

Chocolate Truffles
2: 1 - Mix two parts chocolate to one part heavy cream for rich and decadent chocolate truffles.

 

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