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Friday, September 20, 2013

Chocolate Ganache

Ganache.. I was curious what that is.. I often hear it from bakers or read it from cake recipes. I know its some kind of chocolate frosting.. But what ganache is all about?







Ganache is a rich mixture of chocolate and cream often used as cake frosting or filling. Ratio of chocolate to cream varies on its intended use and flavor.

 



The texture may depend on how you would want to use it. It could be light or dense. If you want it light, you have to use whipping cream instead of an ordinary cream.  Flavor could be milky to bittersweet.

Ganache can be made very easily. You just heat up the cream near to boiling, add  in the chocolate chunks and stir well until all melted. 
Butter and oil is added for shinier and smoother effect. Sweetness can be adjusted by adding sugar while mixture is  hot. Other flavorings can be added if desired.