The Magic of Ganache. Discover how to create a sumptuous chocolate temptation with just a few basic ingredients – perfect for a variety of desserts.Print Pin FB X Rate
- 200gr cream
- 200gr chocolate (of your choice)
- 30gr aromas or flavorings (liqueurs, sea salt, cocktails, fruit puree, …)
- Melt the chocolate
- Cook the cream
- Put the cream in the chocolate and mix well.
- Allow to cool a bit, then add any flavorings.
What does a ganache consist of?Ganache usually consists of at least 2 basic ingredients, being cream and chocolate (milk/fondant/white). The ratio between the ingredients can vary greatly depending on the final use of the ganache and the desired taste. In addition, we can give the ganache a specific taste thanks to the use of aromas such as liqueurs, fruit purees, tea, coffee, …
What can I do with ganache ?
- Filling for Truffles and Pralines: Ganache is perfect as a rich, creamy filling for homemade truffles and pralines. By whipping the ganache, you get a fluffy texture that melts wonderfully in the mouth.
- Frosting for Cakes and Cupcakes: Allow the ganache to cool until spreadable and use it as a frosting for cakes, cupcakes, and other pastries. It gives a smooth, glossy finish and a deep chocolate flavor.
- Dip for Fruits and Snacks: Warm ganache can serve as a luxurious dip for strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, or even pretzels for a sweet-salty combination.
- Filling for Pastures: Use ganache as a layer between cake layers, in eclairs, or as a filling for macarons for an extra decadent experience.
- Sauce over Desserts: Diluted ganache can be draped over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, or crepes as a rich chocolate sauce.
- Chocolate mousse: Beat the ganache until light and fluffy and you have a simple, yet delicious chocolate mousse.
- Coffee and Hot Drinks: A spoonful of ganache in hot coffee or milk makes for a delicious mocha or hot chocolate.
Can I keep ganache for a long time?
- In the Refrigerator: Ganache can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Make sure it’s tightly covered to prevent it from absorbing other odors.
- At Room Temperature: If the ganache is mostly chocolate and cream, it can be stored at room temperature for a few days. However, if the weather is warmer or if it has other ingredients such as fruit puree or butter, it is better to store it in the refrigerator.
- To freeze: Ganache can also be frozen. In a tightly sealed container or freezer bag, it can be stored for up to 1 year. Let it thaw in the fridge before using it.
- Maintaining quality: To maintain the best quality, it is important to gently reheat ganache if needed.
Can a ganache go in the freezer?Yes, ganache can definitely be frozen. Here are some tips on how to freeze ganache:
- Cool: Allow the ganache to cool completely before freezing. This will help to prevent condensation.
- Airtight Packaging: Use an airtight container or a freezer bag to freeze the ganache. This will help to prevent freezer burn and the absorption of other odors in the freezer.
- Labeling: Don’t forget to write the date and possibly the type of ganache on the packaging, so you know how long it has been stored.
- Defrost: To use the ganache, thaw it in the fridge. This can take several hours or overnight, depending on the quantity.
- Reheat: After defrosting, the ganache may be a bit stiff again. You can heat it gently in a microwave or in a bain-marie to make it smooth and spreadable again. Stir it well to prevent any lumps.
- Shelf life: Ganache can be stored in the freezer for up to a year without significant loss of quality.