Chocolates for Valentines Day
Happy Valentines Day everyone! This blog will be brief with a follow-on discussion of my trials and experience in the world of chocolates. However, as you can see the end results were acceptable. Bittersweet ruby red lip stick lips and red hearts on semi-sweet dark stole the show. A semi-sweet chocolate with red velvet cake center soaked in Kahlua was a close runners-up.
There were many others including mint centers, Bailey’s Irish Creme centers, caramels in both milk and dark chocolates. Fruits and nuts were not ignored with hazelnut and cherry centers enjoying an enrobed dark chocolate finish. For some morning kick, a coffee bean bittersweet chocolate.
I will share my experiences of dealing with chocolate shortly, but I must run off and get back to the more serious things in life. This was one of my goals for the year and I think it is safe to say it is checked off. These are the most expensive chocolates my wife will every receive.
posted by wclaggett on February 15, 2011
An incredible adventure. Must have taken hours to create those morsels. Not for dieters
posted by Heather Claggett on February 15, 2011
Although I am not a chocolate fan I would love to try those. They look fabulous. You obviously have more patience than I have. My only adventure into candy making has been a variety of fudges. Easy to pour into a square pan and let set. I will be interested in your follow on discussions.
posted by Elaine on February 15, 2011
I’m a lucky recipient of a box of these chocolates. I don’t typically like candy of any kind, but these chocolates are amazing and, I’m afraid, addictive. After observing the pain-staking processes of making them over several days, and not really participating very much, I was tired of looking at chocolate everywhere in the kitchen. But now I’m sampling the different varieties, and they truly are some of the best chocolates I’ve ever tasted, and I’m finding I can’t just eat one, or two, or three…It’s hard to stop eating them!
posted by Stella on February 17, 2011
wow, you’re awesome! guess you’re one of the guys who didn’t have to sleep on the couch the day after valentine’s. 😉 they look amazing!
posted by admin on February 17, 2011
Thanks for the comment…I need to report the whole story some time on the blog. Chocolate is much more complex than I imagined but I have so many ideas now.
posted by Mary Ann Lopez (ArgonST) on February 18, 2011
I love your milk chocolate with hazelnut! When are you going to start selling these yummy chocolates? 🙂
posted by admin on February 18, 2011
Thank you Mary for the comment. The milk chocolate ones actually had Marcona almonds in them. We also had a semi-sweet chocolate hazelnut variety.
I am not that fond of milk chocolate but the version I used with these chocolates changes my mind on that. Rich vanilla and caramel notes in it. No plans to sell them but I will be experimenting so you may see some more soon.
posted by Heather Claggett on February 26, 2011
Since I am not a chocolate lover I admired you for you gift on Valentine’s day. Chocolate is a challenge even on the simplest of recipes. I was blessed to receive a selection of the chocolate the other day. They were the best and I have already succumbed to eating three, Congratulations to the creator of these fine chocolates