Saturday

I Candy


One of the most disconcerting things about moving to a new city is that one does not recognize the skyline. Driving in the fading light, I've tried to guess the names of buildings. Fascinated by their handsome silhouettes, I wished I knew them better. Kinda like chocolate truffles in a display case. They seem so exorbitantly good-looking, so sinfully delicious and I wish I knew more about them, but I don't want to be caught staring too long ;)


It started out innocently enough. Dark chocolate and cream were warmed gently, just short of boiling. Stirred in some butter and then added chopped nuts. Even snuck in some Chambourcin wine. A dense chocolate ganache formed. With excruciating self-restraint, we piped them into truffle shapes and let them cool and harden just a tad more. Finally, we rolled them in Scarffen Berger Cocoa. voilà! Exquisite little Dark Chocolate-Chambourcin truffles!



This was also part of the Chocolate Workshop from a few weeks ago. 'Twas a great way to relax and have fun learning something new. Also, this is my placatory post to all my friends who are faithful dark chocolate fans. I may have inadvertently upset you with the white chocolate story ;) Forgive me and welcome me back to the fold. I am one of you!

9 comments:

Sandeepa said...

All dark and sensuous posts...whats up :)

trupti said...

oh yeah, bring it on...now this is more like it Smita!

Vee Kay said...

Hey, A very cool blog and very nice story to each post (at least the one's I read :) ) I especially liked the one about the neighbor downstairs considering I ha dmy zen moment this year, too :)

bee said...

scharffen berger - we lived close to the factory in berkeley. i love their entire line of products.

ServesYouRight said...

Sandeepa - You've blown my cover!!!!

ServesYouRight said...

Trupti - Seems like wee're united in the affinity to all things chocolate and Rahul Sharma :-)

Smita

ServesYouRight said...

Vee kay - Thank you! Stop by often. Very much enjoyed the post about stereotypes.

Smita

David said...

All is forgiven, welcome back to the Dark Side and abjure forever that pale imposter!

I liked the segue from buildings to chocolate - by the way I think Sandeepa has hit the nail on the head.............

ServesYouRight said...

I have new respect for food sleuths!! and food psychologists!!