I am a chocoholic of note!
Chocolate Ganache is a heavenly icing made of chocolate and cream. Chocolate has always been one of my weaknesses. I could eat it as a meal. Shocking I know! But it’s the truth and I often did until I got a little older and wiser and learned to take care of my health more.
Just kidding, older and wiser, was only part of the reason. My teeth and skin started complaining and so I toned it down a little.
So now I eat chocolate in moderation.
Sometimes though I go all out and have a real chocolate binge. Involving bars of whole nut chocolate, plain chocolate, dark, any really. I also throw in some Tim Tams.
If you don’t know what those are you have to try them out!! Oh my goodness, divine! They’re a biscuit filled with chocolate and are designed to have coffee sucked through the center.
As the hot coffee soaks in the chocolate melts, the biscuit softens, and you’re left with a mouthful of wonderful chocolatey goodness.
You can read my disclosure here.
Ok, you get the point I love love love chocolate!! My sister and I watched many of our favorite series with a cup of coffee in one hand and an entire family size bar of chocolate in the other. A bar each.
Many wonderful memories are made while eating chocolate.Joanna Steele
Well, many of mine are anyway.
So, One Day I Discovered Chocolate Ganache!
You can imagine my excitement when I discovered icing could be made out of chocolate! Chocolate Ganache is a heavenly icing made of chocolate and cream. I love two-ingredient recipes almost as much as I adore chocolate and chocolate ganache is only two!
I’m also a huge fan of perfect presentation and few things achieve the elegant and glossy finish of a chocolate ganache icing!
So here’s my recipe. Some will say you need the perfect temperature and fancy pots. But I’m not scientific in the least. So I just made mine through trial and error.
It’s not hard at all! My chocolate ganache has turned out perfectly every time (or my version of perfect anyway). If you love quick easy recipes, download this one or save it to your Pinterest. It’s worth it!
The only two things you’ll need are good quality chocolate and cream. You really don’t have to break the bank just don’t buy the cheapest option. The cream can be either long-life or fresh. Both work well.
Here’s how –
Chocolate Ganache IcingCourse: DessertCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Easy
Melted chocolate combined with cream creates the smooth and heavenly taste of delicious perfection. This ganache is the most amazing icing for a chocolate cake!
80g Milk or Dark Chocolate
Long-life or Fresh Cream (amount depends on consistency)
- Melt the chocolate using a double-boiler. If you don’t have one just use a small pot and a larger pot. Fill the larger pot with water and put on the stove. Place the smaller pot into the larger one resting the handles on the rim to prevent the bases of the pots from touching.
- Place the chocolate in the small pot and stir until melted.
- Slowly add room temperature cream, whilst stirring, until the mixture reaches pouring consistency.
- Pour evenly over your cake and place in the refridgerator for at least an hour to set.
What To Use Chocolate Ganache On
Well, anything that goes well with chocolate. If you love ice cream it makes a heavenly chocolate sauce! Or you could drizzle it over some delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies to add a little extra chocolatey goodness!
So when you next need to ice a chocolate cake, add a final touch to some amazing cookies or need some chocolate sauce, try this! I know you’ll love it! Don’t forget to tell me what you think!