Whipped Caramelized White Chocolate Ganache
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: about 2 cups
Whipped Caramelized White Chocolate Ganache can take an ordinary cake, cupcake or cookie and turn it into something very special. If you haven’t tried caramelized white chocolate yet, you are going to want to now!
  • 10 ounces good quality white chocolate (must be real white chocolate, standard supermarket brand white chocolate chips or melts will not work), roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  1. Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees and place wrack in center of oven
  2. Spread white chocolate evenly over a clean rimmed baking sheet
  3. Put in oven for ten minutes; remove pan and use a rubber spatula to stir and spread white chocolate
  4. Place in oven again and repeat for additional twenty to thirty (stirring every five to ten minutes) minutes or until white chocolate begins to darken into a light brown (as shown in pictures here)
  5. I recommend reducing the increments to five minutes towards the end of caramelizing to prevent burning
  6. When caramelized white chocolate is done, stir in sea salt
  7. Make the ganache; place caramelized white chocolate in a heat-safe bowl
  8. Place cream in a heavy duty saucepan over medium high heat
  9. Bring to a boil and allow to bubble for about thirty seconds (surface will be covered with bubbles)
  10. Remove from heat and pour over caramelized white chocolate; allow to sit for thirty seconds to one minute
  11. Whisk mixture until smooth and creamy
  12. Cover and chill for one to two hours (up to twelve hours) or until ganache is firm
  13. Once ready, place ganache in the large bowl of an electric mixer with paddle attachment
  14. Beat on medium-high speed for five minutes, scraping sides of bowl with a spatula occasionally
  15. Ganache is done when it is light, smooth and creamy
  16. Use immediately to frost cupcakes, cake, cookies etc.; store finished products at room temperature up to two days
Recipe by Keep It Sweet Desserts at http://www.keepitsweetdesserts.com/whipped-caramelized-white-chocolate-ganache/