Best Ever Chocolate Ganache


WARNING: this ganache takes just two minutes to make and is mouthwateringly delicious and addictive - a very dangerous delicacy indeed...

At the moment I am obsessed with dark chocolate sour cream ganache. It is so, so good, I feel compelled to quote the enthusiasm of other food bloggers to explain its greatness. As Steph of Raspberri Cupcakes said of her Cookie Dough Buttercream, "Oh my god. THIS [GANACHE] IS ON ANOTHER LEVEL. It is so good. I insist that you try it immediately, put it on a cupcake or just sit there are eat it straight out of the mixing bowl with a wooden spoon like I did." My sentiments exactly.

The ingredient that makes this ganache so wonderful is the sour cream, making it ever so slightly tangy - it works similarly to salt in sweet food. Joy The Baker says that, in desserts, "salt is really what keeps you coming back for more". In this ganache, it's the tangy sour cream that has this effect.

Two ingredients. Two minutes*. Too good.


Dark Chocolate Sour Cream Ganache

Ingredients: approximately equal parts dark cooking chocolate and sour cream (for a more solid ganache, use more chocolate, and for a more spreadable and tangy ganache, use more sour cream). To ice one medium-large cake, you will need about two cups of chocolate and 1.5-2 cups of sour cream.

Method:
1) Melt chocolate by stirring constantly in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. You can also melt it in a microwave in ten second blocks, stirring in between, but be careful not to burn the chocolate.
2) Once melted, stir in sour cream until smooth.
3) Devour with gusto.

*NB: It takes two minutes to make a very small batch of ganache by melting a handful of cooking chocolate in the microwave, then stirring in a couple of tablespoons of sour cream. Perfect for a decadent late-night, early-morning or anytime snack~ 

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