just wanted to share another tip. this time for a ganache-like topping that you can make in the microwave.
we came up with this idea when we wanted some chocolate topping for our ice cream.
i don’t usually have heavy cream, but i always have half and half for my coffee.
you take a handful of chocolate chips and toss them into a large pyrex cup
cover with half and half just to the top of chips, you should still see the chips poking thru just a bit.
microwave 25 secs at a time until milk is hot enough to melt chocolate.
stir and pour. it’s not as light as the full ganache and you can’t make a truffle from it! but it’s great over ice cream and other desserts. i’ve been using it on mini pound cakes as a glaze and it works out great.
i would still make a real ganache for cake but as a quick glaze this is working out great.