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Ganache is a glaze, icing, sauce or filling for pastries made from chocolate and cream.

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cooking: 5 min
Yields 24 truffles


  • 1 cup (250 mL) 35 % cream
  • 8 oz (225 g) bittersweet dark chocolate coarsely chopped
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Start by gently bringing cream to boil. Pour overchopped chocolate, let stand for 2 minutes, and whisk everything together until silky smooth.


When barely warm and liquid, ganache can be poured over a cake or torte for a smooth and shiny glaze. If cooled to room temperature it becomes a spreadable filling and frosting. Refrigerated ganache can be whipped for fillings and frostings or formed into chocolate truffles.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 80 Calories
Protein: 1 g
Carbohydrate: 6 g
Fat: 7 g
Fibre: 0.6 g
Sodium: 5 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 1 % / 10 mg
Iron: 2 %
Magnesium: 5 %
Vitamin A: 4 %
Zinc: 2 %