Make the maple ganache: Place the chocolates in a medium heat-safe bowl. Bring the cream, butter and maple syrup to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour the boiling cream-maple mixture over the chopped chocolate and set aside for 2 minutes. Then use a whisk or immersion blender to blend the chocolate mixture until smooth.
Make the liquid truffle: Transfer the maple ganache and half-and-half to the saucepan and set it over medium-low heat. Whisk constantly until the mixture comes to a simmer. Turn off the heat and pour small servings into espresso cups, then sprinkle with the smoked salt before serving.
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Recipe courtesy of Jael Rattigan, French Broad Chocolates