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Strawberries with Panache, I mean Ganache!

Chocolate ganache sounds awfully intimidating. It's really just heated heavy cream poured over solid chocolate and with a pat of sweet butter melted in for richness.

You can use your favorite chocolate: milk, dark or white but keep in mind, better quality chocolate equals better quality ganache. I’m fond of Guittard.  There are many good brands available. Buy the best you can afford – it’s worth it!

Once you’ve tried these ganache filled beauties you’ll be hooked. Typical chocolate dipped strawberries just won't cut it anymore!

2/3 cup heavy cream
8 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate
1 tablespoon sweet unsalted butter
2 teaspoons Frangelica or other hazelnut flavored liqueur
24 large strawberries
3 tablespoons ground hazelnuts

Chop the chocolate and place it in a stainless steel or pyrex bowl. Heat the cream until just simmering. Pour it over the chocolate in the bowl. Let sit for a minute. Using a rubber/silicon spatula, combine the cream an…