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Ganache for Mocha Fudge Brownies

  • yield: Makes 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces best-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place chocolate in a small bowl; set aside. In a medium saucepan, heat cream, butter, sugar, espresso powder, salt, and vanilla over medium heat. Pour over chocolate, and let stand until chocolate is partially melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, stir chocolate until completely melted and smooth. Let stand until thickened and the consistency of frosting, about 1 hour.