Infusing the cream or liquid with one or a combination of these ingredients is an easy way to maximize the flavor in ganache. The amount of flavoring agent and the time required for infusing will vary according to the ingredient and the desired effect. For example, vanilla beans can remain in the cooling cream for hours or even overnight. On the other hand, lavender will become overpowering and will leave a soapy flavor if used in too great a quantity or left to infuse for more than a few minutes. Teas also impart a bitter flavor when infused for longer than 10 to 15 minutes. Remember that the infused liquid should taste stronger than the desired final product, as its flavor will be softened by the addition of chocolate and other ingredients.
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