Generous 2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 Tablespoons Grand Marnier
For Coating the Truffles:
24 ounces tempered bittersweet chocolate
Scald heavy cream with the corn syrup in a 2-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan just until bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pan. Remove from heat. Do not boil.
Gradually pour the cream into the melted chocolate . Then slowly whisk until smooth and homogenous.
The ganache should be thick, shiny, and smooth.
Divide the chocolate into two separate bowls. and add 1 tablespoon of chilled butter and Grand Marnier (2T) in one bowl, 1 T of chilled butter and Chambord(2T) to the other. Mix until fully incorporated.
Using a melon baller, drop small mounds of ganache onto the baking sheet covered with wax paper. Let the truffles harden at room temperature for several hours (or in the refrigerator for 30 minutes), until they are hard enough to roll with your hands. Roll quickly between the palms of clean hands and set on wax paper. Chill until time to coat in chocolate.
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1-1/2 Teaspoons Pear Brandy
18 ounces tempered milk chocolate
Follow same procedure by melting the white chocolate over hot ( not boiling ) water. Mix the cream a with the ginger syrup in a small pan and scald ( do not boil ).
Gradually add to the melted white chocolate.
Whisk mixture slowly until smooth and homogenous. Stir in the butter, pear brandy and amaretto until fully incorporated; then stir in minced preserved ginger.
Pour into bowl, cover with plastic wrap and chill until the ganache holds its shape, then scoop out balls with melon baller, placing on wax paper, then chill.
When cold, roll quickly between the palms of clean hands to form into perfect balls of ganache.
Chill until ready to coat with chocolate.
To Coat with Chocolate
You can use either a dipping fork or a table fork to dip the truffles in chocolate.
Drop the truffle into the bowl of tempered chocolate and then retrieve it quickly with the fork.
Hold the fork over the bowl for several seconds to allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the pan, then place the truffle on wax paper swirling the extra chocolate over the top of the truffle to finish off.
Garnish the top of the Amaretto Ginger Truffles with small pieces of candied ginger.
The truffles will keep for up to 2 weeks at room temperature, when stored in an airtight container.
But I doubt they will last that long!
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