Monday, February 14, 2011
If you browse through my recipes you may realize I am totally not a baker. I love eating tasty delights, but I just don't find the same joy in whipping up tasty desserts. So, in the spirit of easy desserts that sound and taste fancy without slaving over them, here is my recipe for a Chocolate Ganache to make any cake look fancy.
9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped OR 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips, chopped OR 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped (it is all personal taste preference)
1 cup heavy cream
Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat stirring constantly. Bring just to a boil, watching very carefully because if it boils for a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot. When the cream has come to a boil, pour over the chopped chocolate, and whisk until smooth.
5. Allow the ganache to cool slightly before pouring over a cake. Pour 1/3 of the ganache over the first cake layer before placing the second layer on top. Pour the rest of the ganache over the whole cake. Start at the center of the cake and work outward. For a fluffy frosting or chocolate filling, allow it to cool until thick, then whip with a whisk until light and fluffy.