I Forgot to Make Truffles
I’ve been so busy this year, I forgot that I like to (try to) make truffles at Christmas time. I thought this year I’d just melt some chocolate chips and stir in some peanuts or pecans (not both together), drop spoonfuls of it onto waxed paper, and then give those candies for gifts. But, things got so busy right at the last, I even forgot to do that!
Lucky for Me, A Truffle Page Was in the Stats
Say what? Well, I was looking at the referring page info the other day and clicking links to see where visitors were before they came here. Somehow, someone got here from a truffle recipe on another page (Last minute gift:Christmas truffles). So, lucky me, I read that recipe, and it sounded like something I might be able to do successfully.
The Short Story
There’s a long story here, and I’ll probably tell it some day (about in-laws and calculations and conversions between standards of measure), but for tonight it’s enough to say I told the family they could have any that I “messed up” (imperfect balls of melt-in-your- mouth chocolate). So, they said things like, “Someone scare her, so she’ll mess up,” and, “I’ll have some more of your failed chocolate.” Perhaps the most creative was, “That’s too big a gift. You shouldn’t give so many to one person.” (I made a plate of truffles for three neighbors with eight pieces each.) “A gift box of truffles is usually only three pieces. Three pieces is a nice gift.” They needn’t have worried. I left a full plate for the family, too many to eat at one sitting, even with many people and several pieces each.
Melt in Your Mouth
Melt in your mouth good? Oh, yeah! 🙂 The consistency was just right. You can pop an entire truffle into your mouth and it just dissolves. Mmmmm. I used three kinds of coatings: powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and cinnamon.