Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Post Thanksgiving Wrap-up

Well I tried to set up mobile blogger on here so that I could easily post and send pictures and whatnot, but that was a bust. I guess I can make posts on here from my phone, but for some reason it won't let me add pictures. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to keep on doing it the old fashioned way!

The Oreo Truffles turned out ok. I tried to melt the chocolate on a double boiler, but I guess me adding butter to try to make it smoother had the opposite effect...because then it froze up into a chocolate ball of...well...mess. Me with my bright ideas decided to try to re-heat it in the microwave, so I popped it into a glass bowl and put it on for 30 seconds. It didn't look much different but it was definitely hot. When I took it out and stirred it once, I heard a loud *POP* which was the glass bowl cracking. GREAT! So I just threw all of that away and heated up the white chocolate chips in a PLASTIC bowl in the microwave this time. That worked better but I ran out of chocolate about halfway through (not even halfway really) so I had to dash out and buy some more.

They didn't have the milk chocolate chips I wanted at the first store so I went to another and ended up getting Hershey's semi sweet chips (which I didn't want, but it was that or nothing). Then the debit card reader went down and of course all I had was $5 cash on me, but luckily it came up after a minute or two of standing in line.

All and all it turned out ok. This is why I decided to do this early. Next time I'll try 1 teaspoon of shortening in the chocolate to make it smoother and dip easier, and I'll make sure I get 2 bags of white chocolate chips and MILK chocolate chips (the semi sweet didn't taste that bad after all, but I still prefer milk chocolate). I think I'll try some mint ones too. Anyway, here was the finished product!

The drizzled chocolate on top made it look really pretty!
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1 comment:

Jade said...

After all that they still look good to me! To bad its impossible to send real sweets virtually....;)

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