Chocolate ganache

Chocolate ganache
A chocolate ganache is a mixture of cream and chocolate made while hot. This gives a kind of paste which solidifies somewhat as it cools but remains fairly soft. This is the filling used in many chocolates.
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Last modified on: March 20th 2011

Keywords for this recipe:ChocolateGanacheCreamPastryTart

For 400 g, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 200 g 400 g 800 g 1 kg 200 g

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
5 min.10 min.15 min.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Chocolate ganache : Photo of step #1
Pour 200 ml cream into a pan over medium heat and bring to the boil.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Break 200 g dark chocolate into pieces and tip them all at once into the cream.

Stir gently with a maryse...

Stage 3
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...until the mixture is smooth and evenly mixed.

Your ganache is ready. Leave to cool until it reaches the required consistency. The colder it is, the firmer it will be.


The proportions for a ganache are very simple: half cream and half chocolate.

Chocolate lovers will enjoy adding a little coffee (2 tablespoonsful, or 1 teaspoonful of instant coffee powder or granules) to the ganache to boost the flavour even more.

You can also add a vanilla pod to the cream to flavour the ganache.


A few days in the fridge.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,656 Kcal or 6,933 Kj10 gr134 gr120 gr
83 %4 %13 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
414 Kcal or 1,733 Kj3 gr34 gr30 gr
21 %1 %3 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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