Flavored Liqueor For Chocolate Ganache?

Baking By sumerae Updated 2 Sep 2010 , 11:34pm by KayMc

sumerae Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 1:02am
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What's a good one to use/have on hand?

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ptanyer Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 1:26am
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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.

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krae0057 Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 1:47am
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Orange liqueurs like Cointreau and Grand Marnier would also be good!

KayMc Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 1:49am
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Godiva Chocolate liquor. Also good for chocolate cake batter.

toshaw Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 12:01am
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I've done Amaretto at least 4 times now.. fabulous!

didavista Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 12:25am
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how about Frangelico, chambord or licor 43 icon_rolleyes.gif

frankdiabetes Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 12:32am
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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!

mhcl Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 12:33am
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I've done Chambord. So Good!

ZAKIA6 Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 12:35am
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how much liquor do you add to the ganache?

sumerae Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 1:53am
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the recipe i used called for 3 tablespoons.

lyndim Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 2:06am
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Wow! Great suggestions, thanks, can't wait to try Chambord, I love that stuff. Oh, and Frangelico very tasty stuff.

KayMc Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 11:34pm
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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.

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