Recipe by Amanda Beth
I named this for my sister-in-law, Jeni, after our misadventures making ganache. The recipe actually comes from the Pillsbury Cookbook. It's the easiest recipe ever, and is delicious, too! I always put it on my birthday cake. Cook time is chill time.
Top Review by Greeny4444
I made half a recipe of ganache. Like another reviewer, I didn't follow the directions, but I mainly wanted the amounts of cream to chocolate. I boiled the cream in the microwave in a glass measuring cup (about 1 1/2 minutes on HIGH), then I poured the chocolate chips and butter in the hot cream. I let the mixture sit about 5 minutes, so the chips could melt, then I stirred it all up. I put in fridge to harden, so I could decorate the top of a chocolate peanut butter torte (#355398). It took about an hour to harden enough so I could put it in a ziploc baggie and pipe it on the torte. My husband was eating it out of the measuring cup. Hehe! This is an awesome recipe. Thanks for posting it!
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped or 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon butter
Directions See How It's Made
- In a small saucepan, over low heat, combine chocolate and cream.
- Mix and melt together, until chocolate is completely melted, and mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Remove saucepan from heat and stir in butter.
- Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours, or until cold, stirring every now and then.
- With wooden spoon or mixer, beat mixture until thick and creamy, and of desired spreading consistency.