I am two quarts low on my chocolate intake and about a gallon short on my caffeine, so in honor of stuffing and drinking myself into a happy writing mood I made brownies. And since I'm one of those people who can't leave well enough alone, I made a shortbread crust, added some kirsch syrup (because I like kirsch) and topped it off with a nice ganache.
It's...er, also been awhile since I did ganache, so I totally forgot the steps. Not that it's hard, but as my chocolate seized in the pan I totally freaked (chocolate!! Can't waste chocolate. Especially good chocolate) and ended like Luke shooting the Death star.
Use butter, Jodi. It was so totally internal dialog. Butter is a fat product and will save it...
It's just like shooting wamp rats back home.