We went to this thing and we had these things. Sounds like how I talk in French, except that everything I say in French is in the simple present. We go to this thing one day and we eat these things. They are very good. We eat the things much. My God! Holy Blue!
ANYWAY, I asked the chef what they were, and he said they were white chocolate rosewater truffles.
OMG, whaddya think: I actually have a bottle of rosewater I bought decades ago, with the intention of making rosewater Turkish Delight but never did!
So I found a recipe for white chocolate truffles on my beloved The Spruce Eats and I made it.
Easy, yes. Successful, yes and no.
Everybody said they were even better than the professional ones. They were a bugger to work with, though, and very sloppy. I made them save the least sloppy one for last so I could take a picture.
Doesn’t look like the pictures on the web, does it? Alas, no, I tell you, it does not.
Well, I had used Smart Balance vegan margarine with olive oil in place of butter because I forgot to buy butter. I thought maybe that was the problem. So I bought butter and made them again. Just as sloppy, and Charlie and I thought they were better with the margarine.
I looked at some other recipes online, and I think, when I make these again, I’ll use the margarine and I’ll cut back on the cream or leave it out entirely. I’ll also use less margarine. And I’ll scoop and chill them first and then roll them.
Messy or not, they were belicious!
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Someone attempts to recreate something with mixed success.