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Chocolate Ganache

Recipe photo courtesy of Johnny Miller

Chocolate ganache is versatile enough to be a filling or a frosting, depending on how you prepare it. Try this chocolate ganache recipe as a filling for French Macarons. Use the ganache immediately to ensure a smooth chocolaty spread.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2009



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  • MS11849291
    29 JUL, 2017
    This is a lovely chocolate ganache and perfect for French Macarons. It will continue thickening as it sits on the counter. At first, I did not think it would thicken because it was still thin after it cooled. Do not lose heart as it will thicken to an excellent consistency with a little time. Once it is thick, you can even use a handheld mixer to whip it to a slightly fluffier consistency if you like.
  • PetiteBakerGirly
    29 OCT, 2013
    Ohlalerouge-- The longer you allow the ganache to set up, the thicker it becomes. Soon it will become very thick and harden until it is the same consistency of a regular macaron's filling . This ganache tastes really good with the macoron recipe. Hope this helped!
  • Jiemei Zhang
    26 JAN, 2013
  • MS10378664
    29 SEP, 2012
    This is not a recipe for macaron filling, it's not thick enough. Maybe if you chill it then use it?
  • JosephinejoyChow
    20 MAY, 2012
    Super easy and tasty recipe..! Love it..
  • kikibowie
    18 JAN, 2012
    This recipe calls for too much cream, I found that half the amount is sufficient to create the perfect ganache for filling french macarons
  • antirosejean
    8 OCT, 2011
    Just do what the directions say. Heat the cream in a saucepan until it's almost boiling. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate that you should have sitting in a bowl. Let sit for 2 min. Add butter and wisk.
  • Bronxchef
    13 FEB, 2011
    Recipe is a bit confusing as to how to heat what. Says pour hot cream over chocolate?
  • Bronxchef
    13 FEB, 2011
    Recipe is a bit confusing as to how to heat what. Says pour hot cream over chocolate?
  • Bronxchef
    13 FEB, 2011
    Recipe is not complete. Does not explain how to heat or what to heat?

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