- SERVINGS: MAKES 3 CUPS
This frosting is just like the chocolate and cream mixture found in truffles.
- 18 ounces bittersweet chocolate, broken into 3/4 -inch pieces
- 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Kahlúa
- Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, heat the cream until bubbles appear around the edge; remove from the heat. Add the espresso powder and stir to dissolve. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let stand for 1 minute. Stir the chocolate until melted and smooth. Stir in the Kahlúa. Let the ganache stand at room temperature until firm enough to spread.
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Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.