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🍫 Chocolate Ganache Glaze or Frosting

Chocolate Ganache Glaze or Frosting

🍽 Serves ⏲ Total Time
1.5 cups 10 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 🥛 0.75 cup heavy cream
  • 🍫 8 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 🥃 1 Tbsp liqueur (optional)

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 small saucepan

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Bring to a boil in a small saucepan 3/4 cup heavy cream.

Step 2

Remove from the heat and add finely chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate.

Step 3

Stir until most of the chocolate is melted. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes, then stir or whisk very gently until completely smooth. Stir in liqueur (optional).

Step 4

For a pourable glaze, let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, until the ganache cools to about 85°F. For frosting, let stand until spreadable. If the ganache becomes too stiff, set the pan in a larger pan of hot water and stir until softened; or remelt and cool to 85°F to 95°F for use as a glaze.

Step 5

This keeps for up to 3 days at room temperature or up to 1 week refrigerated.

🔗 Source

  • Joy of Cooking