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Chocolate Ganache

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 15 mins
Yield

Makes 3 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 (4-oz.) semisweet chocolate baking bars, chopped
  • 2 (4-oz.) bittersweet chocolate baking bars, chopped
  • 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups heavy cream

How to Make It

  1. Microwave first 2 ingredients and 1 1/2 cups cream in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 minute; stir. Microwave 3 to 3 1/2 more minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in up to 1/4 cup cream, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

  2. Note: Reserve 3/4 cup ganache to serve with trifle. Just before serving, reheat reserved Chocolate Ganache in a microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) for 30 to 60 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds.