This recipe has to come with a warning: Lindt bunnies were harmed in the making of this blog post. Not wanting to waste my gorgeous bunnies from Easter I decided to experiment with making a hazelnut version of a ganache recipe that I had made previously from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. I added hazelnut meal to the ganache and it was fabulous. I’m sure you could add any sort of essence or other flavouring to give the same effect but I liked the little bit of texture the ground hazelnuts added.
A big bunny and two little ones were sacrificed.
Here they are all rudey nudey ready to be melted.
Break the chocolate into a heat-proof bowl.
The remains of Easter :-(.
Pour the cream over the top of the chocolate and microwave it for 30 seconds.
Stir it vigorously and microwave it again if the chocolate hasn’t totally melted.
Add the hazelnut meal and stir it through.
Pour the ganache into a sterilized jar and refrigerate it. There are many ways you can enjoy this lovely treat. I have to say it’s pretty good on its own by the spoon-full but over ice-cream it’s delicious as well. Enjoy!
Choc-hazelnut ganache adapted from chocolate ganache at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial
- 1 cup cream
- 150g chocolate (I used milk chocolate Lindt bunnies)
- 1 tbsp hazelnut meal
Break up the chocolate into a microwave save bowl and pour the cream over the top. Heat it in burst of 30 seconds stirring vigorously between until the chocolate has melted.
Stir the hazelnut meal through the ganache and pour it into a jar. Seal it up, refrigerate and enjoy.