Monday, March 15, 2010

Chocolate Ganache

The simplicity of this as always was the what caught my eye.....Ganache is chocolate with heavy cream, and it has a very creamy texture. When you pour ganache over a cake, it just flows like the river on top of a gorgeous cake.


1. Heavy Cream: 1/2 cup
2. Cooking Chocolate: 1/2 cup (chopped)
3. Salt: a small pinch
4. Vanilla : 2 drops


Step 1: Put your chopped chocolate into a bowl.

Step 2: Add cream into a pan and heat it over medium fire and as soon as it comes to a simmer quickly pour it over your chopped chocolate. Make sure all of your chocolate is covered with the cream and just let it sit there for a minute.

Step 3: Whisk the chocolate and cream together.Keep stirring, till you get a thick n' glossy chocolate sauce. They say the ganache is only as good as the chocolate you'll be using. So choose your chocolate well..:)

Step 4: Add the salt and the flavouring to the chocolate mixture at this stage. You can also use different flavouring like orange, mint etc instead of vanilla...i used vanilla coz that was all i had.

Step 5: Let is cool and thicken a little n' it's ready for you to glaze over your cakes n' cup cakes.

If you have extra, simply store it, refrigerate and warm it in the microwave to use it again.


  1. i tried to make chocolate truffles with the ganache and before it set Ro dug into it..and then we used it as a chocolate spread :)

  2. did u make tht cup cake? its come out so damn well...mine never comes up like tht :(
    awesome pic nd love the new look...i always feel tht a white background makes the pic stand out more

  3. too tempting snap dear.. :)... love to have right now.. :)

  4. Can't agree more with you on ganache :-)Came here from your cousin's space :D and I'm glad I did :-) following you !

  5. WOW... What a click ?... Looks perfect n delicious.. first time here.. Nice blog!!

  6. @ are rite...the white background does make a difference i guess...

  7. @ Lena, Silence Sings n' Daisy Blue... thank u so much....@ Hari....this is my first click that has come out this well...thank u...@ Gulmohar...thank u for checking out my blog n' following it :)...honestly guyz...this is the first time i have gotten such nice comments....thank u so much for dropping by on my's really encouraging...

  8. Beautiful pic! I am an ardent Ganache fan...

  9. ria...this was the first time i made this...since then i have made it twice i can safely say now i'm an ardent fan too...:)


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