Saturday, May 11, 2013

5-Minute Ganache Frosting

Property of Chef Madeleine Dee
Luscious ganache frosting on yellow cake. :)

It's no secret that people adore chocolate, and ganache has become a household name in recent years. It's shiny, deep, dark, and full of all the delightfully chocoholic flavors that you know and love. So, why not thicken it up a bit and make a frosting to pour over your treats or to dip your favorite bonbons into? 

You can in less than 5 minutes. 

Here's how:

Chef Madeleine Dee's Easy Ganache Frosting

2 cups semisweet or dark chocolate chips, plus extra for thickening
1 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
1/2 tsp. salt

1. Place 2 cups chocolate chips into a 4-cup plastic measuring cup with a handle. Pour the heavy cream over the chips. It should just barely cover them.

2. Microwave for 1 minute, then let it rest for 30 seconds. Microwave for 1 more minute.

3. Carefully remove from microwave and immediately whisk in the salt, blending to combine completely. Once totally mixed, add in extra chocolate as needed, whisking well after each addition, until you have a shiny, beautiful, thick frosting.

4. Pour over a tart or cake for extra decadence, or dip cooled cupcakes and other treats directly into the frosting for a shiny shell of ganache goodness.

5. Enjoy. ;)

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