Chocolate Ganache

Have you tried the magic that is ganache yet? This deliciously easy, decadently simple mixture of chocolate and cream is the base for many chocolate confections. Truffle centers, fillings for cakes, drizzles for pastries- the consistency is smooth and creamy, and it has the ability to elevate your homemade desserts from simple to decadent.

There are a few reasons we love whipping up a batch of ganache:

  • The chocolate flavor really shines here, so use the best flavor you’ve got. No need to temper this chocolate, so your fancy couverture chocolate is perfect in this application.
  • Save your ruined chocolate and turn it into ganache! Have you ever seized your chocolate with a little bit of water? One drop of water and the whole bowl turns crumbly and chunky. Don’t throw it out, add some cream and turn that bowl of chocolate into ganache!
  • It only requires two ingredients, both of which you usually have on hand, Chocolate + cream, that’s all it takes. We love something as simple as that.

We had our friend Meriel from Mmmdessert over in the Gygi kitchen to talk to us about Ganache and her favorite ways to make it and where to use it. Watch this video and you can see just how versatile ganache can be in your kitchen…

Ganache

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Ingredients

  • For Chocolate:
  • Equal part dark or milk chocolate
  • Equal part cream
  • For White Chocolate:
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

1

In a microwave-safe plastic or silicone bowl, melt your chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring between.

2

When chocolate is melted, slowly stir in cream. Stir until smooth and emulsified. You can use an immersion blender to help create an impossibly smooth ganache, but stirring by hand will do the trick!

3

Immediately pour into molds, drizzle over cakes, or dip pastries.

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Go check out our friend Meriel’s Instagram to see some beautiful macs and cakes. Her work is magical.

Want to learn more about chocolate? Read our Chocolate 101 post.

This post is part of a series for our 2020 Chocolate Extravaganza, to see the full list of FREE classes, click here.

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