What's a good one to use/have on hand?
Kaluah, Bailey's Irish Creme, some people like bourbon. In NC you can go to the liquour store and buy "mini" bottles of all different flavors and take them home and have a tasting party and see which flavors you like with the ganache. The tasting is usually lots of fun and I keep written notes of what I liked best and what I didn't.
Hope that helps
Orange liqueurs like Cointreau and Grand Marnier would also be good!
Godiva Chocolate liquor. Also good for chocolate cake batter.
I've done Amaretto at least 4 times now.. fabulous!
how about Frangelico, chambord or licor 43
I use Jameson Irish Whiskey in ganache with a Guinness chocolate cake and Bailey's Irish Cream buttercream. I don't drink but I keep more liquor on hand than anyone I know!
I've done Chambord. So Good!
how much liquor do you add to the ganache?
the recipe i used called for 3 tablespoons.
Wow! Great suggestions, thanks, can't wait to try Chambord, I love that stuff. Oh, and Frangelico very tasty stuff.
The liquor is a nice addition, but make sure you use a good quality chocolate. I've made ganache now w/ a cheaper chocolate, a medium chocolate, and a good Belgian chococlate. I will never use anything again except the GOOD quality chocolate. It adds a dept and complexity of flavor to your cake or frosting, and is just FABULOUS!!! The cheaper and medium quality just tastes sweet in comparison to the complex Belgian chocolate ganache.