Roasted White Chocolate

Roasted White Chocolate

Make a Ganache

Use equal parts roasted white chocolate and heavy cream to make a basic ganache: Break your roasted and cooled chocolate into small pieces and melt them slightly in a large bowl set over a double boiler. Whisk in scalded cream until thoroughly combined. Use it immediately, or let it cool and whip it into a thicker frosting.Ingalls Photography

Sure, you can buy caramelized white chocolate—often labeled blond chocolate—but it's far more fun to make it yourself. Just roast a white chocolate bar at a low temperature, and watch as its sugars and milk solids caramelize, becoming imbued with toasty butterscotch flavor. This recipe first appeared in our 2015 SAVEUR 100.