Ganache is a light whipped filling made with a mixture of chocolate and dairy ingredients. It's often used in desserts like cakes, truffles, or tarts. Learn how to make this creamy, chocolatey addition to your dessert recipes.
Step 1: Heat Wet Ingredients
Combine 1 1/2 cups of cream and 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract into a medium saucepan and bring to a slight simmer over medium heat.
Step 2: Melt Chocolate
In another bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 12 ounces of dark chocolate chips, and 1/2 teaspoon of espresso powder.
Step 3: Combine
Pour hot cream mixture over the bowl of chocolate ingredients and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
Step 4: Whisk
Whisk until smooth and glossy. The butter and cream are what make the ganache extra creamy and shiny!