Ganache

Details

Time
10 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
48 servings

Whether you want to dip, glaze, fill or decorate, chocolate chip ganache is the perfect solution. Follow these step-by-step recipe instructions to create either soft or hard ganache. Soft ganache is just right as a cake filling, while hard ganache makes a perfect dip, glaze or truffle filling.

Ingredients & Directions

Ingredients

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Directions

Equipment Needed 

saucepan
Saucepan
stovetop
Stovetop
mixing bowl
Mixing Bowl
rubber scraper
Rubber Scraper
refrigerator
Refrigerator
1

Hard Ganache: 

(2 parts chocolate to 1 part heavy cream by weight)
Heat cream to a boil; remove from heat. Pour over chocolate. Allow to stand several minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted. Can be used immediately or refrigerated for later use. Can be thinned with milk. Use as a glaze for cakes or filling for truffles.

2

Soft Ganache:

(2 parts heavy cream to 1 part chocolate by weight)

Heat cream to a boil; remove from heat. Pour over chocolate; allow to stand several minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted. Refrigerate until thickened (about 24 hours). Whip to incorporate air. Do not overwhip, mixture will separate. Use as a filling for cakes.
Tip

Ganache can be used for glazing, filling in, and decorating cakes and pastries. Ganache also makes a delicious center in chocolates. The consistency of the ganache determines how it is used. This consistency is determined by the ratio of chocolate to cream.

3

Chocolate Whipped Cream:

(1 part soft ganache to 1 part heavy cream)

Combine softened ganache and heavy cream. Whip until soft peaks form.

Tip

You are working with weight and not volume measurements for this recipe: 1 cup chocolate chips weighs 6-oz.

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