Ganache from Nestle
1/2 cup Choc. Chips (your favorite)
1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
Place cream in small, uncovered, microwave-safe dish. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 25 to 30 seconds. Add chocolate chips. Let stand for 2 to 3 minutes; stir until chocolate is melted.
Pour over cake, brownies, ice cream etc.
Ganache from Martha Stewart
* This is more of a liquid but can be thickened very easily
3 oz Bittersweet Chocolate
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
Heat Cream to a boil, then pour over Chocolate. Let it sit for 2 min. Add Butter and mix till Smooth.
*****If you don't want this so runny add more choc. We love Dark Chocolate so I just add 1/4 to 1/2 cup more of chocolate chips depending on how hard I want this.
Ganache from Alton Brown - Good Eats (I love this show)
*this is great for glazing a cake. It has a nice shiny texture. Surprisingly thick though.
- 3 tablespoons corn syrup
- 6 ounces heavy cream
- 12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
**** Another idea**** if you wanted a sweeter mousse-like filling to put between the layers just take half of the warm ganache, stirred in about 1/3 c white chips until they are melted and whip it until it's fluffed up a bit. This works good for filling. Remember ganache will only be as sweet as your chocolate you are using.