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!