Indulge in the rich and velvety delight of our Mary Berry inspired Chocolate Ganache. This luscious glaze is perfect for adding a touch of decadence to your favourite desserts. Made with high-quality semi-sweet chocolate and smooth whipping cream, this ganache is a true indulgence for chocolate lovers. Whether drizzling it over a cake, frosting cupcakes, or filling pastries, this chocolate ganache will elevate any sweet treat to a new level of deliciousness. So, let’s gather our ingredients and learn how to make this irresistible Mary Berry style Chocolate Ganache!
- 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg) semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 lbs (900 g) whipping cream
- Chop the Chocolate:
- Begin by finely chopping the semi-sweet chocolate on a cutting board using a sharp chef’s knife. The smaller the pieces, the easier they will melt. Place the chopped chocolate into a heatproof bowl.
- Boil the Whipping Cream:
- In a small pot, pour the whipping cream and heat it over medium to high heat. Bring the cream to a simmer, watching for bubbles around the edges of the pot and gentle movement just below the surface.
- Combine Ingredients:
- Once the whipping cream has reached a simmer, carefully pour it over the chopped chocolate in the heatproof bowl. Choose a bowl large enough to accommodate the cream and chocolate mixture. Cover the bowl with a lid or a plate, allowing the heat from the cream to melt the chocolate. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Stir It Up:
- After the resting time, remove the cover and begin gently stirring the mixture in the center using a spatula. As you stir, the chocolate and cream will blend together, creating a smooth, velvety, and rich ganache. Continue stirring until the ganache is fully incorporated.
- Pour through Sieve:
- To ensure a silky texture and remove any lumps or remaining bits of chocolate, pour the ganache through a sieve into a clean bowl. This step guarantees a flawless finish for your ganache.
Enjoying Your Chocolate Ganache: Now that your Mary Berry inspired Chocolate Ganache is ready, you can use it to elevate your favorite desserts. Drizzle it over cakes, dip fruits, frost cupcakes, or fill pastries to add a touch of indulgence. The rich and decadent flavor of this ganache will delight your taste buds and impress your guests. Store any leftover ganache in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and simply reheat gently when needed.