Always wanted to make your own chocolate truffles? Well, here’s your chance!
If it’s not apparent by now, I’m obsessed with cooking. It’s not for nothing that negotiations often take place over food because few things generate a sense of contentment and congeniality more than a good meal. I love how the preparation and enjoyment of food brings people together and creates connections where previously there may have been none, and I love sharing what I know about making food and learning from others.
So in that vein, I’m thrilled to announce that next month I will be teaching my very first cooking workshop, in partnership with the Edible Alchemy Foods Co-Op: “Chocolate Playshop, Part 1: Truffle Rolling.” It’s the first part of a 3-part series about working with chocolate – part 2 will cover tempering chocolate and part 3 will cover working with candy molds.
I’ll be teaching attendees the ins and outs of melting chocolate and blending with cream to make a proper truffle-base ganache, and how to properly handroll the ganache into delicious, creamy truffles. We’ll be “spicing” things up a bit by adding some ancho and chipotle chili to the ganache, and attendees will have a choice to finish their truffles by coating them in either chopped toasted almonds or simple bittersweet cocoa powder (or both). As an added twist, these truffles will be both dairy-free AND soy-free
Here are the “playshop” stats:
- Saturday, March 12, 3:30pm-6:00pm
- Cost: $20 (including equipment & food supplies and 6 delicious truffles to take home with you)
- Location: Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago (exact location will be given upon registration – to register, go here.)
The Edible Alchemy playshops tend to fill up quick and there’s a limited amount of space, so sign up now. Be prepared to get your hands covered in chocolate, but hey, all that cocoa butter soaking into your skin can’t be a bad thing!
I’m very excited to finally be getting this playshop series off the ground and to be partnering with the good folks at Edible Alchemy. The husbeast and I have been enjoying the delicious contents of their bi-weekly produce shares for almost a year now and I can’t say enough about how much I’ve enjoyed working with them. Their desire to create community connections and encourage healthy lifestyles through a greater awareness and availability of good food is an admirable mission and one that I am happy to take part in. So if you’re looking for a local source of delicious and fresh food from people who are dedicated to nourishing both body and mind, give Edible Alchemy a look – they offer fresh produce shares, baked goods, dry bulk goods (beans, grains, seasonings), basic kitchen staples (eggs, flour, butter), kombucha, jams/preserves, coffee beans and tea, all of which is sourced locally whenever possible.
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