Perfect every time. I usually use it whipped but have also used it as-is.
Rating: 3 stars
I have made this ganache many times over the past 15 years, however, the last time I made it was over 7 years ago, before my attempt today. I thought that I was following the instructions exactly and it failed twice. But, upon further investigation, I realized my error. It is IMPERATIVE that you do not leave the whipping cream over the double boiler and add the chopped chocolate to the hot liquid. I didn't think this would be a problem, but I suspect that the residual heat from the hot water under the bowl made the temperature stay elevated and it caused the mixture to separate. It was such a disappointment! I used Trader Joe's 70% dark and it tastes amazing, so at least that. I will try to reuse this mixture for brownies or chocolate frosting since I hate wasting food.
Ganache: Food of the Gods. Thank you!
Rating: 4 stars
Truly don't understand all the complaints. This is a simple, go-to recipe that is perfect for ice cream sauce (you can use light cream or even 1/2 and 1/2) of cakes (use w[filtered] cream and chill a bit). The salt? It does affect the taste, so be careful or don't use. It's not "completely unnecessary," it faintly cuts the overt sweetness, but chances are you won't notice it so save the step and lower the blood pressure.
Rating: 3 stars
First, no salt. Completely unnecessary; why subs[filtered]ute salt for flavor? Second, it IS a bit runny (compared to doing it right). Answer? Not enough chocolate. Want it rich? Add two squares of bakers semi-sweet and 1/3tsp butter to the chocolate morsels. Whoa!!! Finally, flavor. Try ONE of these: (a) 1 tsp almond extract (b) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract + 1/2 tsp chili powder (I like cayenne!) (c) 1 tbsp. run (d) you try something! Use of salt is bad for you and masks the fact that there isn't any interesting flavor except chocolate.
Rating: 1 stars
I have made ganache before and it turned out perfect. This recipe was followed to the letter and was a runny mess! Ruined the cake. Heading out to buy canned icing...
Rating: 5 stars
I was intimidated to make ganache, so I'm lucky I chose this method for my first try. Worked like a charm! I won't bother trying any others, because why reinvent the wheel? This one's foolproof.
Will post again when I've used it as a frosting!
Used 60% caco. Result ended up pretty good.
Putting on French Vanilla Cupcakes with Raspberry cake filling.