ganache

noun
ga·​nache | \ (ˌ)gä-ˈnäsh, gə-\

Definition of ganache

: a sweet creamy chocolate mixture used especially as a filling or frosting

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One of my favorites is her salted dark chocolate layer cake with milk chocolate ganache. Margaux Laskey, The Seattle Times, "Wrap up one of these sweet cookbooks for the home bakers in your life," 11 Dec. 2018 Tea Forte, 91 Newbury Tea Forte sells 93 types of tea and features a tasting table where customers can sample fun flavors like caramel nougat and raspberry ganache. Janelle Nanos, BostonGlobe.com, "Here’s a look at the new shops opening on Newbury Street this summer," 25 May 2018 Allow the mixture to stand for 1 to 2 minutes, then whisk everything together until fully blended into a smooth ganache. Adrienne Westenfeld, Town & Country, "An Indulgent Take On High Tea: Chocolate Lavender Pie," 15 Mar. 2014 Cover cake in a second layer of ganache and freeze again. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Halloween Cat Cake," 2 Oct. 2018 The chocolate icing, which dribbles seductively down the sides, is a glossy ganache. Gabriella Gershenson, WSJ, "Is Boston Cream Pie the World’s Most Delicious...Cake?," 9 Nov. 2018 Cut 2 triangles from black fondant for ears and adhere to head using a little leftover ganache. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Halloween Cat Cake," 2 Oct. 2018 The Mexican-themed four course meal will include homemade churros with ganache dipping sauce, sangria reduction and homemade whipped cream served with dry or sweet red wine. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Chef-prepared dinner pairs with homegrown Antioch wines," 3 July 2018 The dessert choices include semifreddo and ganache, but also pretzel salad, a Pennsylvania potluck staple. Michael Meyer, New York Times, "A Pittsburgh Area Restaurant That Trades Fussy for Fun," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of ganache

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ganache

borrowed from French, originally a kind of bonbon manufactured by the Parisian confectioner Siraudin (probably after Les Ganaches, a play by Victorien sardou first performed in October, 1862), literally, "lower jaw of a horse, jowl, imbecile," borrowed from Italian (Tuscan) ganascia "jaw, jowl," central Italian ganassa, going back to Vulgar Latin (northern and central Italy) *ganassa, re-formation (with gender conformed to the source noun) of Greek gnȧthos "jaw" (attested in Medieval Latin of Italy as ganathos) — more at -gnathous

Note: The French word occurs in a list of bonbon varieties produced by "la maison Siraudin" ("Courrier de la mode," LʼIllustration, journal universel, vol. 44, no. 1139, 24 décembre 1864, p. 415): "Les bonbons preférés sont: le Maltais, la Praline du club, la Praline Livry, au sucre de violette, lʼÉmélie, lʼOrangine, puis les Ganaches, qui eurent presque le succès de la pièce de Victorien Sardou, etc., etc." ("The preferred bonbons are: the Maltese, the Club Praline, the Praline Livry, with violet sugar, the Émélie, the Orangine, then the Ganaches, which had nearly the success of Victorien Sardouʼs play, etc., etc."). The Ganache bonbon is cited in English in a list of popular French bonbons, others of which are named after successful operas and plays of the period ("Bonbons," Every Saturday: A Journal of Choice Reading, vol. 7, nol. 163, February 13, 1869, pp. 220-21).

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