Happy Valentines Day...

I would like this for Valentine's Day.


But since Denise Richards is not available, I decided to just cover myself and much of my kitchen in melted chocolate instead.

I began with 16 ounces of chopped chocolate...


roasted and chopped hazelnuts...


heavy cream...


and a bit of liquer to relaxe both the mixture and the cook.


Once the cream boils, you stir it into the chocolate until it melts.

mmmmmm....molten chocolate....

The mixture is then chilled until it becomes just the right consistency for making roughly spherical blobs. Making said blobs is harder than it sounds. It's an arcane process that requires two spoons, a spatula, wax paper, a live chicken, candles made from the fat of unchristened babies, and the menstrual blood of a virgin. Luckily, I had that all on hand...


making blobs...

Once the blobs have chilled some more, they are dredged in the chopped hazelnuts.


Then arranged to my anal-retentive satisfaction on a cookie sheet in the fridge.


The PGFs and my coworkers will be enjoying them today... all in the name of love.

Don't forget - there is a poetry slam tonight too... see below.

7 comments:

Flynn said...

They are good... you can really tast the baby... ... yummm... baby...

Caitie said...

Hm...yummy! I'm excited!

Raksha said...

Just a tip: You can't actually substitute other kinds of flavored liquer for a different flavored truffle. I tried orange liquer and just ended up with a plain dark chocolate taste. No noticable orange. Still, dark chocolate truffles! Yum!


The PGFs are spoiled, that's for sure! Not as spoiled as me, though....

Modig_Bjorn said...

I bet the menstrual blood adds just the right amount of spice.

Squid said...

EWW! Bad G-log, bad touch.

Benny said...

Truffles, tasty. Blood, ewww.

Modig_Bjorn said...

You guys are *so* repressed.

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