Valentine’s Day is coming up, which for many means just one thing: chocolate. One might not consider chocolate to be “adventurous” cuisine for children, however, bear with me. Most American children, and dare I say, European children as well, eat only a certain type of milk chocolate, and they eat it in the form of chocolate bars purchased in a store. Not very adventurous. But truffles made of molten dark and semi-sweet chocolate, a hint of (decaf) espresso, and rolled in a fine powder of Valrhona dark chocolate cocoa… now that seems a bit more challenging to a five or six year-old’s palate, no? Especially when the lesson includes talk of what a real truffle is, how it is found (hint: oink oink), and why the chocolate truffle is named after that tres cher funghi. In any case, I am proud that I have turned out 10 more people into this world who know how to make good chocolate truffles. My work, at least for now, is done.
For our very simple and very delicious truffle recipe, please click on the Recipes For Adventurous Young Chefs tab on the left. Happy truffle season!