How to make ganache

Points to remember

  • Chop the chocolate into small pieces so it will melt easily and evenly. Pour nearly boiling double cream onto the chocolate.
  • Stir until melted and smooth.
  • You can now use it to make three different icings. Allow to cool slightly for a smooth glossy icing that you can pour over your cake.
  • Cool further for a thicker icing that you can spread and swirl on your cake.
  • If you allow the ganache to cool completely, the mixture will become firm.
  • You can now whisk it so that it becomes light and fluffy.
  • Use this to frost your cake or spoon it into a piping bag to decorate cupcakes.