Yes again truffles.
We had to decide what we wanted to make and I wanted to make hollow chocolate figures.
Sadly my class didn’t care and just grabbed the easiest for themselves.
So they made hollow figures and full chocolate letters. (to easy)
So a friend of mine and I both made truffles with vanilla in it, and made praline filled letters and chocolate bonbons.
Then they started to complain we should hurry up and clean since they were already done. Eventhough we only took a 5 minute break instead of 15 like they did.
But we didn’t get disturbed by them that easily since we got the best truffles.
And a lot of them as well! (even the teacher sneaked out a few)
But besides making stuff at school.
I also follow some blogs.
Mostly food related :P, but just take a look maybe you find them just as interesting.
Maggie’sOneButtKitchen (currently not updating since the kitchen is under construction)
More are under the page: Links
And I still need to put some of these dear bloggers underneath it, since I really think they deserve the attention.
That and they have good recipes.
Super glad right now!
Well I’ve made chocolate treats at school. ^^
Chocolate truffles and chocolate bonbons.
It is fun to make, but it takes a lot more time to make the interior than the actual chocolate bonbons.
We don’t have a lot of choices for the shape at school and this just so happened to be left.
This one was filled with instant coffee and hazelnut pâte.
(I did taste test in between with the pure coffee and hazelnut pâte, which stunned my tongue for several minutes, so I had to search for victims who could say if there should be more hazelnut in it or not)
In the end I did get the right amount so that none overruled each other. 😛
It is a creme filling btw
And we also made truffles!!
The hardest part was getting them through the chocolate, without letting the creme get soft, and without a too thick layer of chocolate around them.
The first batch of chocolate was too much tempered so it got quicker solid than we could throw in the creme.
The second batch of chocolate was tempered too little so the chocolate didn’t get solid enough resulting in a lot truffles on the plate with cocoa/powdered sugar that couldn’t be picked up quickly.
I learned a lot though.
We even got to spout chocolate letters!
That was actually quite easy as well. And my class had to make an order of 35 letters with 8 persons to spout chocolate.
It resulted in some extra chocolate letters. Luckily chocolate can stay good for quite a long time, while it is conditioned in the right way of course.
Next week we are going to focus on meringue. (Maybe I’m even allowed to make my chocolate – peppermint ones ^^)
Filed under etc., School, Sweet
Last week I didn’t post anything, because my grandfather got through a rough time.
He was almost pronounced dead and some days later the doctors didn’t think he would survive it that day resulting in a very chaotic weekend. Continue reading
So Thursday I cooked for someone. .. 😛
And unexpectedly tasted way better then I had in mind.
But I went home with a bit of a headache because I was really hyperhappy at some point.
He took some pics of it for me so I could post it here.
First was fresh made soup: vegetables, small meatballs and bouillon slowly simmered.
Second we tried to make pasta ourselves but that failed so we took premade, but made the sauce ourselves.
The sauce cointained minced meat, red peper, zucchini, italian herbs and peeled tomatoes from a can. (and a bit salt and pepper)
As last we had the tiramisu with chocolate drops and selfmade marzipan roses.
I kinda thought it would be nice on top of the dessert and it fit perfectly. (after pushing the stem into it 😛 )
He couldn’t get it out anymore even though he wanted to eat it last… he seriously ate around the marzipan!
It was fun to do and for him his first time cooking for his parents.
They were really glad we made a bit too much soup.
The bouillon we did not made, but the vegetables and meat made a lot of difference.
Maybe the carrot, zucchini, red peper and leek made the most difference.
I do know one thing besides the fact they are full untill the next day is, it tasted great!
And that is what I like to hear the most when I help/cook.
Yes I know, no fancy stuff today.
I wish it was different.
But look what a cute baking shapes!
Got them during the birthday party and tested them out.
Then the people from the café downstairs got a treat, my dad took some to work and I didn’t have much left for a meet up with someone.
He didn’t mind having only one cupcake covered in chocolate.
Still I felt I should have taken some more, but I felt a bit awkward since this was my first time going out with a guy. (not planned by other friends or planned to do with friends who can’t go the last minute)
These cupcakes are made of simple flour, sugar eggs and afterwards covered in chocolate that easily melts.
In other words if it is hotter than 25 degrees celsius the dark chocolate takes a soft butter form and smudges the face of who eats it.
My father looked funny with the smudge on his face.
The cupcake shaped biscuit was hard to remove sadly enough, but on the other hand the heart shaped slipped out as soon as I turned over the bakingplate.
So I think I’m going to use the heart shapes a little bit more than the cupcake eventhough it is really adorable.