Monday, 14 November 2011
Away from London
It has come up to a month since I exchanged my busy lifestyle in London for royal Windsor and I am ready to give you my feedback so far. For those who did not know I left my old job for a cafe managing job so I get to learn practical ways to run my own cafe at some point and so far it have been life changing! Although I am learning a lot about the cafe industry (really enjoying that) the biggest thing that changed is my lifestyle. I am not saying that I am less busy, just that I am not living in such a rush anymore. The most amazing thing that now it takes me around 15min on the bike to get anywhere I need in town (that is a big difference to 1hour in London). So if I get a moment of "woops... I forgot my sandwich at home!" I have no regrets of coming back and getting it back. Well... that does not happen exactly like that, but you get the picture!
... And for the end here are some "royal" treats for you - the truffles...
Ingredients: 250g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa content)
120ml double cream
1-2 tbsp brandy or dark rum or any other liquor (I used "Tia Maria")
15-20 glazed cherries
for rolling: cocoa powder, ground almonds, desiccated coconut etc
1. Melt butter and chocolate together in microwave or in the bowl over boiling water.
2. Remove melted butter, chocolate from heat and add double cream while mixing it well.
3. Let the mixture to cool and then put it into the fridge for at least an hour
4. When the mixture is hardened scoop with the spoon the small pieces of chocolate and cover the glazed cherries with that and shape them into to the small balls. Roll the balls into the cocoa powder or ground almonds or desiccant coconut.
These would go splendidly with the tot of sweat cherry!