Yo's Dark Chocolate Ganache

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  • Time it takes: 15 minutes **in order to get a spreadable consistency the ganache will need to sit overnight or in the least for several hours
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Occasions: Birthday, Everyday, Holidays, Thanksgiving
  • Feeds: Makes 3 cups
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  • 1 pound Good-quality Dark Chocolate (I use between 56% and 72%)
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream (35%)
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  • Use it as a drip or glaze on any of the cakes if you’re feeling daring!

  • Chop the chocolate as finely as you can. Place it in a heatproof bowl. Alternatively, you can also use callets.

  • Pour the cream into a heavy saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Bring just to a simmer. You should see bubbles around the edges of the pot and movement just under the surface of the cream. Do not let it boil.

  • Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and cover the bowl with a lid, large plate or cake pan. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Uncover the bowl and gently stir with a spatula, starting in the middle and working your way out. The ganache will start to darken and come together into a velvety mixture. To ensure that no lumps are left, pour the ganache through a sieve into a clean bowl.

  • Use the ganache right away for drizzling or dipping, or let it cool for at least several hours or overnight if you’re spreading it as icing.

  • If you won’t be using the ganache within a day, transfer it to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 to 3 months. Before using refrigerated or frozen ganache, let it warm up to room temperature for a spreadable consistency, or reheat slowly to obtain the drippable consistency.

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