Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

"When I'm alone in my hotel room in some foreign place, I feel very lonely. Then I tuck into my favorite chocolate – Chuckles or Whispers – for some comfort."
Chad le Clos
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Additional Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 142 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum Optional

Instructions
 

  • Place chocolate in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil, watching very carefully because if it boils for even a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot.
  • As soon as the cream comes to a boil, pour it over the chocolate in the mixing bowl. Whisk until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth, then stir in rum.
  • To use ganache as a cake glaze, cool slightly, 5 to 10 minutes. Start pouring glaze at the center of the cake and work outward.
  • For a fluffy frosting or chocolate filling, allow it to cool until thick (up to 1 hour in the refrigerator), and then whip until light and fluffy. Apply it with a spatula like conventional frosting.

NUTRITION

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Ganache
Serving Size
 
16 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
142
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Cholesterol
 
21
mg
7
%
Sodium
 
7
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
72
mg
2
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Calcium
 
10
mg
1
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

You can use 9 ounces of bittersweet chocolate chips if you’d like.
Keyword Chocolate
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