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!
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
› 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).
› 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.
» 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.
Let me know if you try this and how easy it was!