When planning for tonight's New Year's party (and what to bring) it occured
to me that I hadn't made chocolate truffles in a number of years, and I
somewhat supidly decided to do so. After all, I still had 7 pounds of
chocolate in my fridge.
An hour of work last night, and four hours of work for two people today
later (and why haven't I made truffles for a few years again?), I now have a
bag of truffles -- xtabentun, slightly spicy amaretto, and very spicy
amaretto. The first two are very subtle -- enough that I mostly can't tell
which is which without a label, though they're yummy anyway. The latter is,
um, not. We made teeny tiny truffles after I let Lisa taste one and she
realized exactly how strong they were (enough that a -small- one is quite,
The last time I made "truffles", I lazied out and just brought a tub of
ganache and let people take their fill. This is nicer, but dayim.
Still, I hope people enjoy them. (later: yes, people enjoyed them and I got a lot of good responses to them, though there was competition enough (between my truffles, mephistakitten's truffles, and other food at the party that I've still got a fair number left. The xtabentun batch I was carrying around (i.e. not the reserve I left at home) did go away when I brought them to gaming yesterday, though that's not hugely surprising; I expected the spicy truffles, even the "hint of spice" ones, to go slower.