Have I ever mentioned that I like to improvise when cooking? Sometimes improvisation results in wonderful creations. Other times, especially when working with temperamental ingredients, improvisation results in a big, yucky mess. (Isn’t that the story of my life?!)
Last Saturday, I decided to make some chocolate truffles filled with chocolate ganache. I’ve worked with chocolate before. I make fudge almost every year and have been doing it for about a decade. I felt pretty confident that I could follow the simple instructions for chocolate ganache. I was wrong! Very wrong!
“How wrong?” you ask. Well, I made a tiny mistake and my ganache was a tiny bit grainy. Just a tad bit. I decided to “fix” it, and I ended up with this.
For you to truly appreciate my experience, I’m going to show you in a photo step-by-step how my hubris caused my epic fail.
What was I going to do? I didn’t want to waste perfectly good chocolate! Thankfully, I found one website which explained that once your chocolate ganache is gone, it’s gone. BUT… you can use it in other things, like cookies. So I whipped up a basic oatmeal cookie recipe and spread it in a pyrex pan, like this…
I might have to mess up some chocolate ganache again and make these cookies!
Have you ever had an epic fail or an epic save? I’d love to hear about it!
Laurel Laurie Staten Nguyen Newhall, CA