This ganache recipe can be used for making truffles or for icing and filling a cake. The proportions are right for semi-sweet to bittersweet chocolate. Ganache is best make with darker chocolate. Use real chocolate, preferably in bars. If you use chips read the ingredients carefully as you don’t want a brand that uses extra additives and emulsifiers. This recipe can be halved or doubled – just keep the proportions right. The salt, coffee and cinnamon can be omitted but it’s best if you use them as they bring out the chocolate flavor. The yield is for truffles. Cook time does not include chill time. If using as icing this is enough to fill and frost an 8 or 9 inch cake.