Ganache Loaf

Ganache Loaf
Servings: 6 Prep 30 mins Chill 30 mins Cook 10 mins

Ingredients

White Layer:
  • 3/4 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream, lightly whipped to soft peaks
Chocolate Layer:
  • 3 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream, lightly whipped to soft peaks
  • Raspberries and mint, for garnish

Make It

1. Coat 6 x 3-1/4 x 2-1/8-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Trim a sheet of waxed paper to line bottom and long sides of pan, slightly overhanging edges.

White Layer:

2. Sprinkle gelatin over water in small saucepan; let stand 5 minutes to soften. Place chopped white baking bars in medium-size bowl.

3. Add butter and 1/3 cup heavy cream to softened gelatin. Heat over medium-high heat until butter melts and gelatin is dissolved. Pour over chopped white bars. Let stand 2 minutes. Stir until smooth.

4. Place bowl in an ice-water bath; stir in whipped cream. Stir mixture until it thickens slightly.

5. Tilt prepared pan sideways 45 degrees. (Use foil to prop it up in a larger pan.) Pour slightly thickened white mixture into tilted pan, smoothing top even. Refrigerate or freeze while preparing chocolate layer.

Chocolate Layer:

6. Place chocolate in small bowl. Heat 1/2 cup cream and butter in small saucepan over medium-high heat until cream just begins to bubble. Pour over chocolate in bowl; let stand 3 minutes. Stir until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Place in ice bath; stir until slightly thickened.

7. Remove loaf pan from fridge. Gently touch white layer: It should be firm. Rest pan flat on counter; pour in chocolate mixture, smoothing top. Chill 30 minutes or until firm.

8. Run a knife along ends to loosen dessert. Use waxed paper to remove loaf from pan. Use a warm knife to cut loaf into 6 slices. Garnish with berries and mint, if desired.