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Chocolate Ganache

Whipped ganache is best for filling; unwhipped makes a glossy frosting.

  • Yield: Makes 4 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February/March February/March 1992

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream

Directions

  1. Put chocolate in a dry metal bowl. In a small saucepan, scald cream; pour immediately over chocolate. Let stand for a few minutes, then stir gently until smooth.

  2. Pour half the ganache into a bowl and refrigerate until cold but not solid. Whip until lighter in color and stiff enough to spread; use as soon as possible. Keep remainder over a bowl of warm water until ready to use.

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