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:
Good quality chocolate
1 Heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat until it simmers.
Pour the heated cream over chopped chocolate and mix with a wire whisk until smooth and well-combined.
Mind the Proportions:
1 : 1 - Mix equal parts chocolate and heavy cream to make a thick glaze perfect for topping cakes and filling layer cakes.
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.
2: 1 - Mix two parts chocolate to one part heavy cream for rich and decadent chocolate truffles.