12oz(1.5 cups) baking chocolate or chocolate chips
Chop the chocolate and place it in a big bowl
Heat cream in heavy bottom pan stirring occasionally .
After it comes to a boil pour over the chocolate evenly and let it sit loosely covered for 30 seconds
Uncover and start mixing it slowly. After few minutes of stirring it will start coming together . Stir until the mixture is emulsified and shiny smooth without any lumps .
You are done .
Congratulations . You just made Chocolate Ganache.
Use ganache right away or cover with plastic wrap and lid to let it thicken and set at room temperature .
Please go through the post for information on ratios when using white, milk, or dark chocolate and how to store ganache.This recipe can frost one 8" cake or pipe 12 cupcakes depending on the design used.You can double or triple the quantity if desired.