White Chocolate Rosemary Ganach

posted on: Monday, January 7, 2008

Starting today our Holiday break is over. So sad! Yesterday to mourn I decided to make one last holidayish dinner and invited some friends over so that it felt like a party. I made an Asian pear strudel from some canned Asian pears Christian received from Mariko as a Christmas present. I was trying to stick with the holiday theme and the present seemed to fit, that's how I sold it to him anyway. The best part was the topping. I made a white chocolate rosemary ganach. Oh my gosh if you LOVE white chocolate and rosemary as I do you might want to always have this in your fridge. Here is the super easy recipe.

3/4 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup fresh rosemary (pack it down in the cup)
8 ounces white chocolate
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Simple steps that will make your house smell so good and your mouth salivate like there is no tomorrow!
1- Bring the rosemary and heavy cream to a boil. take it out of the stove top and let it stand for 15 minutes.
2- Bring to a second boil and then drain the heavy cream.
3- Place the white chocolate in a medium sized bowl.
4-Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate and let it stand for 3 minutes.
5- Add the butter
5- whisk the mixture. It should be pretty creamy.
6- Serve chilled. (I did but some people prefer it warm)

This is how I made the recipe. You can find the actual recipe in this book.

If you live in the Santa Cruz area you can get it from the library, that is, after I return it. If you don't live in the area I would still check your library. I've realized that libraries have lots of cookbooks. In my effort to reduce I've started checking out more books from the library instead of purchasing them.


  1. I'm glad my present went to good use. I have kind of mixed feelings about the topping, however. I'll have to take your word for it, since I never could purposely create white chocolate for eating. And then rosemary? I think Jake would be totally against it. It sounds wonderful and exotic, however. :)

  2. Christian liked it and he's always dissing white chocolate. It definitely has a very strong taste. If you don't like rosemary I wouldn't try it.


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