Make ganache in three easy steps. Despite its French name, ganache is nothing elaborate -- chopped chocolate melted in heated heavy cream, with just a bit of salt to bring out the flavor – and it can be used in a multitude of ways.
These buttery, salty, deliciously chewy confections taste rich and extravagant. Even though they require attention to detail, they are easy to make and fun to give away -- that is, if you can stand to part with them. Here is your step-by-step guide to the essentials of caramel making.
Everyone’s an expert when it comes to this sublime amalgam of pasta, cheese, and black pepper. Some cooks prefer to simply toss hot pasta with Pecorino Romano in the age-old way. Others like to create a creamy pan sauce, relying primarily on Grana Padano, which, unlike Pecorino, melts beautifully. We’re in the latter camp (and we up the ante by adding the brightness of lemon), but that means technique is all-important.