I know, I know, I was a bit of a chocolate tease leading up to Valentine’s Day. Now that my kids are no longer walking petri dishes and my domestic situation is again tranquil, I’m here to make good on all of the talk.
Leading up to Valentine’s Day, Mudslinger and I were discussing what to do for Mudhoney. I entertained the idea of ordering truffles from our fave chocolate shop, The Chocolate Fetish, in Asheville, NC. Trust me, you won’t go wrong there, but Mudslinger wanted to make something in the kitchen. Like me, she enjoys the process of creating sometimes more than the product. I couldn’t think of a nicer way to spend an afternoon with my sweet daughter than making chocolatey Valentine’s treats for her daddy, my Mudhoney.
I dug around the internet and ultimately decided on this recipe from Alton Brown. Let me preface by saying these truffles are delicious. This was my first attempt at homemade truffles and it was definitely a learning experience. I will do a few things differently next time, but more on that later. This is a good, solid recipe with room to be creative. I chose it because it had a lot of positive feedback. And well, it has booze. Enough said. Continue reading »