Oh, the many times I’ve posted about chocolate ganache! Certainly one of my favorite ways to have chocolate, and better than any “chocolate frosting” you could dream up (and easier to make as well!), I must make ganache at least once a week here at home.
Today, though, I want to share a recipe for getting a glossy ganache glaze to use on your cakes or cupcakes (or wherever). Regular ganaches start out glossy, then turn matte as they firm up- which is fine, and looks delicious of course- but sometimes, you just want some gloss. Here’s how:
Glossy Ganache Glaze
3 pounds good dark chocolate (semisweet or bittersweet), chopped fine (I like to use my food processor for this)
1 quart heavy cream
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 1/2 sticks butter (I’ve used salted and unsalted, either is fine)
In a medium saucepan, over low heat, combine cream, corn syrup and butter and bring to a VERY LOW boil. Pour over your dark chocolate. Count to 30. Stir… and: glossy ganache!