Friday, March 9, 2012

Lavender Ganache

I found inspiration in the combination of a lavender ganache and an earl grey cake for Jenn's birthday celebration. But I didn't have several of the ingredients and I didn't want to dillute the flavors with a cream cheese frosting that was, well, the same color as a purple dinosaur who shall remain nameless. Needless to say, I didn't follow the recipe at all. But I had never thought to put those flavors together, so, credit where credit is due; check out my jumping off point.

2 T organic lavender flowers
1 C organic heavy whipping cream
2 C chipped or chopped dark chocolate

Place the whipping cream and lavender in a small saucepan. Over medium-low heat, warm the mixture until it begins to steam.

Remove from heat. Let stand for 10 minutes to infuse the cream with lavender flavor. Strain the flowers out. 

Rewarm the cream until small bubbles begin to form along the edges of the pan. Remove from heat and add the chocolate. Move the chocolate so that it is completely submerged in the cream. Let stand for 3 minutes. Whisk till smooth. Let cool.

You can use this ganache as a glaze or whip it into a frosting. I opted for the cover my Earl Grey Chocolate Cake.

Happy 39th Birthday, Jenn!

1 comment:

  1. My birthday is June 7! I want something super awesome like this! Jenn's a lucky gal! : )