#EdenCooks - Chocolate Truffles! - Mon. Feb 20 at 8pm EST

Antipova Antipova
Welcome to the February Meeting of Eden Cooks! Eden Cooks is a cooking club for any interested members of the Eden community. We will meet on the forum to discuss everything from tips and pointers for less well-equipped kitchens, explanations of cooking terms, and important techniques. There will be a featured recipe each meeting, with pictures taken as I prepare it for you. I will cover some ingredient substitutions to make each recipe more friendly to people with dietary restrictions.

Those Whitman's Samplers and Godiva boxes beckoning to you at this time of year can be awfully tempting, whether you're wanting some decadent chocolates to gift to your lover, or to savor all for yourself! But why buy them from the drugstore when you can have a romantic evening in the kitchen making the rich chocolate bonbons all by yourself? Join us this month for all the ins and outs of trufflery, and grab some chocolate and some cream and some favorite flavorings to make a special treat for yourself and those you love.

During the meeting, two $25 gift cards to EF will be awarded to the winners of a trivia contest from information that I will provide during the meeting.


The meeting will take place on the EdenFantasys forum in this very thread at 8 pm EST on Monday, February 20th. I've learned a lot of new techniques in preparation for this, and I can't wait to share them all with you, so I hope to see you there! And if you just can't wait til the meeting starts, drop by the Eden Lit roundup to read some sexy stories featuring tuffles!
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Jul!a Jul!a
I can't wait for this!
02/10/2012
biancajames biancajames
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Originally posted by Antipova
Welcome to the February Meeting of Eden Cooks! Eden Cooks is a cooking club for any interested members of the Eden community. We will meet on the forum to discuss everything from tips and pointers for less well-equipped kitchens, explanations of ... More
Just set my alarm! I LOVE truffles!
02/10/2012
Darklyvan Darklyvan
I will be here
02/10/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
Yay!!, I can't wait for the meeting!!!
02/10/2012
Antipova Antipova
Woohoo! This meeting is going to be amazing (because truffles are amazing)!
02/10/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Mmmm chocolate truffles. Thanks, now I want chocolate
02/11/2012
teachmetouchme teachmetouchme
Yummy!! I can hardly wait.
02/11/2012
teachmetouchme teachmetouchme
PS

Can you post recipes in advance so we can be ready and/or try in advance and ask questions?
02/11/2012
MsRigby MsRigby
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Originally posted by teachmetouchme
PS

Can you post recipes in advance so we can be ready and/or try in advance and ask questions?
I agree. It would be nice to give it a try beforehand so that any doubts can be clarified on the 20th.
02/11/2012
woofcub woofcub
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Originally posted by MsRigby
I agree. It would be nice to give it a try beforehand so that any doubts can be clarified on the 20th.
and so we can update our shopping lists so we can make them at home
02/11/2012
Kush Kush
Awesome!
02/11/2012
Antipova Antipova
Okay---posting recipes would be awesome because I would LOVE to have people be able to ask questions!

But because the greater part of the meeting is discussing the recipe, if I gave out exactly what I was doing beforehand, there wouldn't be much of a meeting. But it would be awesome if you came with questions already, so let me give you a few recipes that you can try out.

That way we'll still get to unveil the Eden Cooks recipe together, but you'll have extra experience to ask questions with. Sound fair?

Try these out (I found them just with a quick google search): Aztec Truffles from about.com, basic truffles from Cooking for Engineers.com.

And share all your experience, too! Hooray for people being excited for this!

02/12/2012
SadoMas SadoMas
lol
02/12/2012
apriilbby apriilbby
sounds fun and exciting! Cant wait
02/12/2012
Melissa Smith Melissa Smith
YAY! I can't wait!
02/13/2012
Antipova Antipova
I'm so excited too guys! I'm thinking about picking up a few more flavoring ingredients and making an extra batch...
02/13/2012
sweetiejo sweetiejo
I love making truffles, but I only make them in winter because i chill them outside (in Wyoming its always winter though)
02/13/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by sweetiejo
I love making truffles, but I only make them in winter because i chill them outside (in Wyoming its always winter though)
Ooh, that's a smart idea! It seems like I only ever make candy in the winter too... I guess the lower humidity and the lower room temperature means they don't get all sticky. Maybe I'll try sometime in the summer just to see what happens!
02/13/2012
Antipova Antipova
I got a digital camera today! The "guess the lesser known kitchen implement" game will be making a comeback!
02/13/2012
Kissy Kissy
I love all the fun and interactive EF activities there are! So cool!
02/14/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
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Originally posted by Antipova
I got a digital camera today! The "guess the lesser known kitchen implement" game will be making a comeback!
Yay this is awesome news and I am glad you got a camera! I bet you are pretty happy hehe
02/14/2012
Moonshyne7785 Moonshyne7785
nomnom, chocolate sounds yummy
02/15/2012
teachmetouchme teachmetouchme
Thanks for the recipe links. I have seen "chili chocolate" before but I am not adventurous enough to try it--has anyone ever eaten it? I went to both links and the 2nd also had some good information about melting chocolate. I tried the basic recipe and I ended up waiting too long to form the balls because the chocolate got really hard. I just left it on the counter to soften but it didn't work out too well. I am looking forward to the chocolate class.
02/15/2012
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by teachmetouchme
Thanks for the recipe links. I have seen "chili chocolate" before but I am not adventurous enough to try it--has anyone ever eaten it? I went to both links and the 2nd also had some good information about melting chocolate. I tried the ... More
Oh, I eat chili chocolate all the time, I love spices though

I just let mine harden on the counter, room temperature is cool enough that it'll solidify your chocolate, rather than softening it.

To make yours again, you might be able to cut the hard stuff you have up into chunks, and then scald some more cream and melt your second-attempt chunks and some more pure chocolate with that? Or just eat it with a spoon
02/15/2012
mmc67 mmc67
Yum, added it to my calender
02/16/2012
miked4d69 miked4d69
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Welcome to the February Meeting of Eden Cooks! Eden Cooks is a cooking club for any interested members of the Eden community. We will meet on the forum to discuss everything from tips and pointers for less well-equipped kitchens, explanations of ... More
Yum!
02/16/2012
miked4d69 miked4d69
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Welcome to the February Meeting of Eden Cooks! Eden Cooks is a cooking club for any interested members of the Eden community. We will meet on the forum to discuss everything from tips and pointers for less well-equipped kitchens, explanations of ... More
It's 9:30 am and now all I can think about is chocolates! Lol
02/16/2012
miked4d69 miked4d69
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I can't wait for this!
Me neither!
02/16/2012
miked4d69 miked4d69
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Originally posted by Darklyvan
I will be here
Me dos!
02/16/2012
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