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Ganache Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

A recipe for Chocolate Ganache. Easy and delicious, a perfect creamy topping for desserts.

Ingredients

4 ounces dark chocolate (we used chunks of callebault)
1/2 cup heavy cream
pinch of salt

(Makes just over 1/2 cup which is enough to drizzle over a 7 to 10 inch cheesecake)

Directions

Chop the chocolate into fine pieces and put into a heat proof pot.

In a small pot, bring the heavy cream to a boil over medium to high heat.

Pour the boiling cream over the finely chopped chocolate. Add a pinch of salt.

Leave to sit for 10 minutes and do not stir. Stirring will cool the ganache too quickly and make it grainy.

After 10 minutes, stir with a whisk until the ganache is nice and creamy.

Use a spatula to scrape down the sides to be sure the chocolate is off the bottom of the pot.

The ganache is ready to use.

*Note: To get a good rich flavored ganache choose a good quality dark chocolate.

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