Today we’re launching a new topic on The Cookful: Ganache! You’ll get everything you need to know (and more!) to make decadent chocolate ganache at home. Let’s get started!
It’s February and everywhere you look there are red hearts and cupid’s bows. Honestly, I don’t go in for all that stuff. I love my sweetheart, and my other loved ones, every day. Valentine’s Day is thus not about the love. It’s about the chocolate. Sooo much chocolate.
In honor of this chocolaty month, we’ve decided to get in deep with ganache.
What Is Ganache, Anyways?
If you don’t know, ganache is a mixture of chocolate and cream. It’s very easy to make. You heat up cream and pour it over small pieces of chocolate. The heat from the cream melts the chocolate and turns it into this fudgy stuff. You can make ganache in different thicknesses by varying how much cream and chocolate you use. Depending on the amounts it can then be rolled into truffles or poured over a cake. It can even be whipped into a frosting. Ganache is a remarkable thing.
Over the next couple of weeks we’re going to be telling you how to do all of the above ganache-related things. So look forward to some great how-to posts, lots of tips and some incredible recipes that will be perfect for Valentine’s Day, or all the other days of the year when you can show someone you love them.
If you want to follow along and see what’s new in our ganache series daily, head over here.
O.K., Let’s get melted!
This post originally appeared in February 2016 and was revised and republished in February 2022.