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White chocolate ganache

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Total time: About 20 minutes | Makes about 1 1/2 cups
  • 10 ounces premium-quality white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into 3 pieces

Step 1Put the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl.

Step 2Bring the heavy cream to a boil, then pour it over the chocolate. Working with a whisk or spatula, gently stir the chocolate and cream together. When the ganache is smooth, stir in the butter.

Step 3Cool the ganache by putting the bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice cubes and cold water. Stir almost constantly, so it doesn't harden; when the ganache is thick enough to pipe and stay where it's piped, spoon it into the pastry bag and fill the macarons.

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