For 9 or 10 in cake. Allow cake and covering to cool
before glazing. Chill cake if it is to be refrigerated.
If you have applied a layer of jam, let that cool.
(A layer of jam apparently improves the gloss as well as being a flavour component.) This
is not as glossy as Sacher Torte glaze, but easier and more tasty.
||Cream, whipping or heavy whipping
||Water (if needed)
||Orange oil (scant, optional)
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- Heat syrup and cream, bring to boil, allow to subside;
- Pour over chopped chocolate in a bow;
- Shake/tap to settle cream and leave 1 min;
- Stir gently 2 mins, avoiding adding air;
- Ganache should be smooth and about 90F;
- Adjust temp (gently simmering double boiler) and add water
if too thick;
- Place cake on cooling rack over waxed paper;
- Pour onto centre of top;
- Coax over top and sides, and use palette knife to coat
- 2006/05/24: Tried 3T syrup, let cool to 80F because too thin.
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