Ganache, also known as truffle filling, is very versatile. Warm it for dipping cupcakes as a shiny topping, drizzling on frosted cupcakes as decoration or spooning over ice cream as hot fudge sauce. Cool it to room temperature to spread as frosting. Whip it for a lighter, fluffier frosting.
MAKES 6½ CUPS.
2 pounds dark chocolate, broken into pieces
2 (15-ounce) cans whole-fat coconut milk
1. Place chocolate pieces in a medium metal or glass bowl.
2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat coconut milk to scalding hot, just under boiling. A film may form on the top of the milk; remove it before proceeding with the recipe.
3. Pour hot coconut milk over chocolate and whisk until well blended and chocolate is completely melted.
Each tablespoon contains 59 calories, 6g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 0g sugars, 1g protein, 0Est GL.
Diane Kittle is the owner of Dee’s One Smart Cookie, a gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free bakery in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Most of her bakery items are also egg-free and corn-free. She has been a contributor since 2008.Yields 6.5 cups