Heaven in a double boiler!
Complexity Level: EasyMint Chocolate Ganache
What You Need:
8 oz. Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 tbsp Peppermint Flavoring
1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
If you need to, this recipe is able to be doubled! This is enough ganache for a 2 layer 8in cake (middle and top) or to make about 10-14 truffles.
To start, place water into the bottom portion of a double boiler and bring to a simmer. While yo uare waiting for the water to heat, place the chocolate, peppermint, and cream into the top portion of the double boiler and set aside.
When the water is simmering, turn the heat off and place the top portion of the double boiler over the water. Do not let any water get into the chocolate portion -- this would be very bad. Whisk the chocoalte ingredients until smooth and shiny.
Take the top portion of the double boiler off the heat, and you're ready to pour onto a cake to ice (or cookies too). However, if you want to make truffle, scrap this into a bowl and let it cool about 1 hour. The point of cooling is to let the ganache harden. Don't worry, because the cream was added it will not turn too hard, but just hard enough to roll into truffles (or homemade candy bars).
No matter what you use this for, this ganache is sure to turn heads! I created this same recipe (doubled) to fill Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Poptarts (and they were AWESOME!).
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