Making sumptuous chocolate ganache for icing or truffles is simple. Watch our step-by-step video to find out how.

1. Put heatproof bowl over pan of gently simmering water. Put chocolate and butter into bowl and allow to gently melt.

2. Once nearly melted, stir to combine. Stir in cream until smooth, stirring continually.

3. Remove from heat. If you’re icing a cake, allow to cool for a few minutes so ganache thickens slightly.

4. Put cake to be iced on a rack over a tray. Pour ganache over centre of cake and let it run evenly down sides. Spread with a palette knife to smooth and even ganache. Leave to set before serving.

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