Easy Chocolate Ganache

Why do people use so many fancy terms when it comes to baking? I think that is why a lot of people are so quick to say that they could never bake, but in reality it is quite easy.

When I first heard the word ganache, I thought it was something super intricate and hard, but in actuality it is just a chocolate sauce. And it is only made up of 4 ingredients (you could even do it in only 2 ingredients if you wanted to)! The whole process takes about 5 minutes and you can use the stove or the microwave!

What other baking terms do you hear and tend to stray away from? Let me know down below!

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Ingredients


8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt


Directions


› Pour the heavy cream and vanilla into a saucepan and turn in on a medium heat. Stir occasionally until cream almost comes to boil

  » Side note: You can also put cream into a microwave safe bowl and pop it in the                  microwave for about 45 seconds to 1 minute.

› Add your chocolate and salt to a large heatproof bowl. Once cream is ready, pour over the chocolate and LET SIT for 4-5 minutes without touching it (this is important).

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› Whisk the mixture until the chocolate is fully incorporated and creamy. Let cool at room temperature or in the fridge until fully chilled. This allows the ganache to thicken up a bit.

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          » Special Note: I love to use my hand held mixer once the ganache is chilled and                    whip it up for about 3-4 minutes. This makes the ganache nice and light if you are                  using it all a filling.

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Let me know if you try this and how easy it was!

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