Espresso Chocolate Truffles
Giddy with pleasure,
This concoction a treasure.
A first to prepare,
It’s a brand new affair.
Chop, measure, mix and heat,
So excited to serve and eat.
All in the pot.
Heat for an hour,
I go take a shower.
Come back to assess…
THE WHOLE THING’S A MESS!
What’s in my pot is hard as a rock,
But that is just the start of my shock.
The ganache I had made to drizzle on top,
Solidified – I can’t pour a drop!
I pull it together and take a deep breath,
Tragedy be gone! I am no Macbeth.
So I trash the pot and all it’s lot,
I taste the chocolate, “It’s good!” I thought.
I rolled it in balls and sprinkled with treats,
These are some seriously yummy sweets.
My disaster once so problematic,
Has made me happy, truly ecstatic.
This really was a mistake. I just went with it and my girls and I had fun with different toppings. We used the espresso-flavored ganache and rolled the balls in powdered sugar, crushed short-bread cookies, crushed graham crackers, chopped peanuts and cranberries, crushed anise seeds (my favorite), toasted coconut, fried mint mixed with raw sugar, and a cinnamon/cayenne mix.
I wasn’t working with a recipe which is why I probably messed up. So, I am not going to trip you up with my own crazy mixture. Here is a link to Ina Garten’s Chocolate Truffles which I have made before and which are really delicious!!