Tonight was Girls’ Night! For dessert we made PW’s Chocolate Truffles with Sea Salt. Appearance-wise, hers are much prettier, but taste-wise, I’m sure ours could compete. I also added peppermint extract, so ours were Mint Chocolate Truffles (or Chocolate Mint Truffles, if you prefer).
Probably there is a way to make them that is not so messy.
And probably that way is to refrigerate them for longer, or put them in the freezer for a bit if you’re short on time. They were still a little too soft and sticky when we rolled them into balls. Yay for the delicious mess!
Like kindergarteners after an hour of art class.
Also, the milk chocolate (for coating) started out all nice and melty and glossy, but inexplicably clumped up after a while. I added a little butter and water, but it was still lumpy (“The next day the caterpillar ate through four plums, but he was still hungry!”). Alas.
Again with the lack of natural light…I’m sorry, but I live in the Northeast and work during the daylight hours. So it goes.
Moral of the story: Appearances can be deceiving. The broken cookie tastes just as good as the whole one (assuming they are from the same batch), and the lumpy truffle tastes just as good as the glossy one. Which is pretty damn good.
What I’m reading: The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter
What I’m listening to: Static Prevails by Jimmy Eat World