Mastering Chocolate Ganache with Chef Sherry Yard

Chef Sherry Yard

Chef Sherry Yard uses just chocolate and heavy cream to create dreamy Chocolate Ganache which can be transformed into several easy and delicious desserts.



  • 2 Parts Bittersweet Chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 Part Heavy Cream


  • Put the chopped chocolate into a medium heatproof bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream to just shy of a boil over medium heat.
  • Immediately pour the cream over the chopped chocolate. Let it sit for a minute.
  • Using a rubber spatula begin to slowly stir the chocolate from the center in a circular motion. Gently stir for about 2 minutes to make sure the ganache is emulsified.

About the Chef

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Chef Sherry Yard

Sherry Yard is a celebrated chef, consultant, presenter, and author. She has won 3 James Beard Awards and was inducted into their Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. She is the author of 2 award winning cookbooks, Secrets of Baking and Desserts by the Yard, and is currently working on her 3rd: Cookies by the Yard. In 2021, she opened her dream shop, Bakery by the Yard, where she whips up seasonal sweets, custom cakes, hand painted cookies, teaches the craft of baking, and consults for wildly successful hospitality industry clients. Sherry has received accolades from renowned publications such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and many others. Her pastry creations became staples at events such as the Academy Awards, Governors Ball, the Grammy Awards, and the Emmy Awards, where she could be spotted in her iconic pink chef’s jacket in support of breast cancer awareness. Sherry has appeared on over 30 television cooking programs spanning ABC, Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Bravo.