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Posts tagged ‘Truffles’

The Imperfect Present

A little beginner’s luck is a dangerous thing.  I made truffles for the first and only time a couple of years ago for a dinner party.  They came out well and everyone raved.  I was outwardly modest but secretly thrilled.  Hoping I’d discovered a secret talent for handling chocolate, I could see the Brooklyn storefront in my future -warm chocolate shop, pretty apron, tiny smudge on my cheek.  Though I hadn’t made them since then, a mixed bag of failures and moderate successes have shown me just how difficult it is to work with chocolate.  It has a temper and when it turns on you, it is not cute. Read more

Latest Scoop

After last week’s break from posting, I was excited to get back in the kitchen.  Fortunately, it was a giant kitchen at the French Culinary Institute for Pastryscoop.com’s Fall Conference this past Sunday where I volunteered for the day.  I was assigned to a kitchen so I wasn’t able to see everything but demos that came to me were a great sample of the day.  Here’s a brief overview for how it went: Read more