Truffle Making Workshop for One
Fun day out
This was a birthday gift to my daughter to go with her Dad- both chocolate lovers and my daughter loves cooking and decorating. Yes, the venue sounded very small, but I guess that was also part of the charm. They brought back lots of chocolates, the workshop took over 3 h and they had a great time. The instructor was really into chocolate and very enthusiastic. Well worth it's money and something different to do.
20 November 2012
Chocoholics "AA" Meeting for sure!
The store is very little and located in Peckham Rye. I arrived a little early and was offered a free hot chocolate - definitely perfect for a true chocoholic - very rich and thick! The workshop started late due to late arrivals and began with a quick review of Chocolate from start to finish i.e. the cocoa bean to the final product and a mystery flavour taste test of a few chocolates! (Yum). The Shop is very tiny and the workshop is held there.. On my session it was full - there must have been approx 15 of us so it was extremely cramped and it didn't make me feel at ease or give me room later when it came to making the truffles (very disappointing). We then went on to make milk chocolate truffles which we could flavour with spices (alcoholic flavours/ fruity/ nutty/ coffee were not possible), White chocolate vanilla buttercream - this was a group task which involved the instructor putting the ingredients together and us just mixing/ shaping our chocolates - was okay - made much more fun by the people you are with. The dark chocolate we didn't get to make but were later given a small slab of to make our cut out shapes. We then learnt tempering chocolate which is used to coat the truffles - this was fun! The decorating which followed was also great in terms of chocolate/ toppings we could use but the crampness was a major issue for me! The lady next to me got chocolate on my clothes and dripped them over my truffles which was slightly annoying as I was a perfectionist! Once the truffles were made we were given small plastic bags and ribbon ties to package our hand made goodies and boy did they look hand made!
Overall the experience was good, well worth doing at least once. The only down side for me was literally too many people in a tiny room with little/ no room to move about to decorate your truffles.
22 April 2012