• Easy Chocolate Ganache

by Ginny Ehrhart September 03, 2020 15 Comments

Is there anything better than chocolate? No, really. If there is, please inform me immediately because I cannot fathom anything that surpasses the instant bliss and sheer ecstasy that accompanies the sweet, sweet moment a piece of chocolate melts in your mouth.

So THIS recipe is a must-have for any self-described chocolatephile. Chocolate ganache can be used as a base for almost any chocolate dessert you can think of: truffles, torts, frosting, hot chocolate, cake, the list goes on. Add it as a topping to your favorite desserts, stir a spoonful into your morning coffee,  or dip some fruit (or maybe your finger?) in its warm chocolatey goodness and feel the stress melt away!

NOTE: While standard semisweet chocolate chips are perfectly delicious and acceptable in this recipe, specialty chocolate (chips, bars, or chunks) with 50-65% percent cocoa will give your ganache a heavenly complex flavor.

Ingredients:

12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (chips, morsels, or chopped bars)

1 cup heavy cream

4 T. butter

2 T strong brewed coffee

1 t. vanilla

1 pinch salt

Directions:

1. Place cream and butter in a small sauce pan and warm over medium-low heat until the butter is melted and the cream is warmed throughout and steaming.

2. Stir in the coffee, salt, and vanilla.

3. Place the chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl and pour the warm cream mixture over it.

4. Allow to stand for 3-5 minutes to soften the chocolate. Whisk briskly to combine until smooth.

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    15 Responses

    Ann
    Ann

    September 11, 2020

    When it cools does it become hard or does it stay spreadable?

    Twilla
    Twilla

    June 02, 2020

    Can you make peanut butter ganache by using Peanut butter chips?

    Wanda Shade
    Wanda Shade

    April 12, 2020

    My question is if you use this in coffee, obviously it will last some time, how do you store it and for how long?

    Wanda Shade
    Wanda Shade

    April 12, 2020

    My question is if you use this in coffee, obviously it will last some time, how do you store it and for how long?

    Rosmary
    Rosmary

    April 04, 2020

    Las dos cucharadas de café fuerte son líquidas o en polvo?

    Lisa
    Lisa

    March 22, 2020

    T is for tablespoon

    t is for teaspoon

    Sybil Rawlins
    Sybil Rawlins

    December 07, 2019

    My son doesn’t like coffee , can I omit it and have the recipe turn out okay?

    Corla
    Corla

    August 13, 2019

    First time making ganache. It was perfect and delicious.

    Tammy
    Tammy

    July 16, 2019

    So easy and the best chocolate ganache I have ever tasted.

    Janice A Speck
    Janice A Speck

    July 15, 2019

    If I use this for cupcakes it won’t run off the cupcake will it? And does it have a shinny look when cooled?

    Maria
    Maria

    July 09, 2019

    What does T stand for also small t.

    Marie
    Marie

    June 27, 2019

    I made this recipe .It was the best ganache ive made in years ….thank you ….

    Frances Boyle
    Frances Boyle

    April 13, 2019

    This was amazing and ridiculously delish. It is now my go for everything. Truly foolproof for those who are afraid to attempt a ganache. Highly recommend. Thank you for sharing.

    Karen
    Karen

    February 14, 2019

    It didn’t work for me. I don’t know why but the taste is super yummy, maybe too much liquid?

    Malini
    Malini

    August 14, 2016

    I want to cover my cake with chocolate ganache.. should i use semi sweet chocolate or dark chocolate. What is the ratio of chocolate to whipping cream. Tq.

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