So anyone who knows me knows I have a MAJOR sweet tooth. Like seriously. I will eat half my dinner to save room for dessert. I am not sure which parent I got this wonderful trait from because both of them love sweets as well. When I used to live at home, no chocolate bar or piece of cake lasted long in our household. It's pretty bad that I have no control. I can't just have a bit or piece of something, I need to eat the whole thing and once I am done I am looking for more. I know- it's pretty disgusting.
So last night I took my sweet tooth to a Truffle Making Class hosted by Chocolate Tales. They have all different types of workshops at many different locations- ours was at The Mad Bean Café on Eglington Ave West in Toronto. The class started around 8pm and lasted about 90 mins. They open the doors a half hour before the class starts, so I would recommend getting there early so you can make sure you can get a seat bedside the person you came with. They also had complimentary coffee for everyone while you wait for others to arrive
I loved how everything was so organized. All the tables were already set up with all the ingredients and tools for the class. Since making truffles is a bit messy, we were all provided with disposable aprons and gloves so we wouldn't get our outfit or hands full of chocolate.
The class started off with a little history on chocolate, health benefits of chocolate, learning all the types of chocolate, how to melt it and temper it. We also got to sample 3 types of chocolate (White, Dark and Milk Chocolate)
Then the fun started! We all got 14 Truffle Shells that were already created with a mold that we got to fill with ganache. Then we had to seal them up by pouring chocolate on the top and then chilled them in the fridge to harden.
While those were in the fridge setting, we were all given a block of ganache to make truffles. We used a circle shape cutter and cut circles out of the ganache and rolled them into balls to make truffles.
We then dipped all the truffles into milk chocolate and decorated them. This is where it got messy as you can see from my photos. They gave us a bunch of options to choose from to decorate them. Dipping them in either cocoa power or coconut shavings, drizzling them with white chocolate or adding edible metallic dust. They also had plastic sheets with an edible design that you could press into the chocolate. Then once it was chilled, you remove the sheet and the design stuck to the chocolate.
We all got to take home approx. 2 Dozen truffles. Well, to be honest I probably took home only a dozen because I ate about 6 before we left the class, and the other 6 in the car on the way home. We were provide little cello bags and a large box to put all our truffles in to take home.
I absolutely had a fantastic time at this class. It's perfect for either a girls night out or a date night with your husband. It's also great for all ages so you could even bring one of your children.
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