I gave into my cravings and went to Godiva today. I wanted to try out some random truffles to see what the flavor combination was all about, and see how I could replicate those flavors in my own kitchen. What I didn’t expect was the price tag… yes Godiva is pricey, and yes truffles tend to be the priciest of all, but $11 for 5 truffles?? REALLY?!
Then it got me thinking… I brought home 22 truffles after my truffle class last weekend. That was about $50 worth of chocolate that I gave away to my coworkers because I didn’t want to eat it myself! Ridiculous!! I think I’m going to be doing a lot of thinking about chocolates and truffles in the future. I mean, I love chocolate. The whole premise of my theoretical confectionary shop is based on chocolate. But I could delve in some more… Do you see where my mind is going with this? If not, think a little bit harder. 🙂
Anyways, of the 5 I took home with me I ended up trying the champagne truffle. After a mishap with champagne cupcakes (NO FLAVOR!), I was hesitant, and pleasantly surprised to find that the ganache had a SOLID champagne flavor. Now I’m on the hunt for lessons in infusing alcohol with ganache, as well as pastry schools too.
Love. My. Life.
PS – Creating a 2-tier lemon goodness cake to feed 20-30 people this weekend. Wish me luck!