|Colored cocoa butter and/or couverture, for decoration||as needed||as needed||as needed|
|Milk couverture, 37%, tempered, for casting and capping|
|Milk couverture, 37%, chopped or coins|
|cocoa butter, melted|
1 Prepare 4 molds with twenty-four 0.4 oz/11 g cavities or 3 molds with thirty-two 0.4 oz/11 g cavities with colored cocoa butter or couverture as desired.
2 Cast the molds with the milk couverture.
3 Combine the cream, salt, and glucose in a medium pot. Split the vanilla bean, scrape the seeds, add the pod and seeds to the cream, and bring to a boil over medium heat.
4 Combine the invert sugar, macadamia paste, and chopped milk couverture. Strain the hot cream mixture into the couverture mixture, and set aside undisturbed for 1 minute.
5 Using a spatula, stir in small circles starting in the center of the bowl, then gradually in wider circles, to create an emulsion.
6 Cool to 94&F/34.5&C. Add the melted cocoa butter and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and let cool to 88&F/31.1&C.
7 When the mixture reaches 88&F/31.1&C, place in a pastry bag with a small hole cut in the tip and pipe into the prepared molds. Let set overnight at room temperature.
8 Once the ganache has completely set, cap with milk couverture. Place in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 minutes to set.
9 Tap the molds on the table to release the chocolates.
10 Store in an airtight container at 57& to 61&F/13.9& to 16.1&C in a dark, dry place.
1 Using an airbrush, lightly spray the molds with yellow cocoa butter.
2 Spray a touch of red cocoa butter into one side of each cavity.
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