Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Easy Chocolate Ganache

With only two ingredients, this indulgent chocolate ganache couldn't be easier to make!

With only two ingredients, this indulgent chocolate ganache couldn't be easier to make!

Is there anything in the world better than chocolate ganache?? 

I can answer that question for you: there isn't. Spread it on a cake, smother it on top of brownies, drizzle it on ice cream, chill it to make truffles, whip it up into a thick and fluffy frosting-- there isn't anything this smooth and velvety chocolate goodness can't do!




And best of all, chocolate ganache could not be easier to make. The only two ingredients you need are chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream.

I usually don't even bother measuring it out (although I am providing measurements below, don't worry). But just to really emphasize how easy it is to make ganache, here's what I typically do: I put the chocolate chips in a pyrex measuring bowl and pour enough whipping cream in the bowl to almost cover the chocolate chips. Then I microwave the bowl for 30 seconds at a time, whisking the mixture after every turn in the microwave until everything is melted and smooth. It only takes about 2 minutes total.


But if you have a history of burning chocolate in the microwave (some of us do, I would know!) or you're using a really low quality chocolate, I'd suggest making this over low-medium heat on the stove top. It doesn't take much longer, and it pretty much guarantees your chocolate won't burn or seize. 


Ganache can be used in several different stages of temperature change. When it's fresh and warm, it drizzles well. It's also really good for dipping (donuts! fondue!) at this point.

At room temperature, it's thicker and spreads really well.


And, finally, when ganache is chilled into a solid, it makes a great filling for truffles. Simply chill the ganache in a bowl, and then use a small cookie scoop to portion out the ganache. Use a fork to dip the ganache in melted chocolate, and voila! Truffles! 

Tip: freeze the ganache after it's been scooped into balls. They'll hold up during dipping a little better if they're frozen.



Enjoy!



Yield: about 2 cups

Easy Chocolate Ganache

With only two ingredients, this indulgent chocolate ganache couldn't be easier to make!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Constantly stir the chocolate and cream over medium-low heat until melted and smooth. You may want to transition to a whisk as the chocolate melts more.
  2. Cover and store in the refrigerator if not using right away, and microwave to reheat.
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