I'd always heard that chocolate truffles were divine. I'd never had one. Oh, I've had (and made) bourbon balls, but never chocolate truffles. I looked at a lot of recipes and was rather shocked when none of them called for sugar. What's with that? Apparently truffles are supposed to be bitter. So I found a recipe that looked pretty easy and I made up the truffly part and tasted it.
Nope. I was not going to serve my guests that bitter mess. So I started adding some confectioners' sugar a little at a time. Of course, with all this sugar, the batter/filling/whatever got really stiff, so I'd have to add more cream. Then it would be too soupy, and I'd have to add more sugar. I went through at least 8 spoons testing these truffles. Dreadful each time. The heck with that. I dumped in all that was left in the bag (in all, about half a pound of the stuff). Finally, with no more sugar available, I told Mr. L that I was going to let them firm up in the fridge and if they were dreadful, I'd dump them in the trash.
I finally had one yesterday. OMG -- talk about good. But I will NEVER make them again. And I can't even share the recipe when I don't know exactly how much cream and confectioners' sugar I put in there.
Next year, I'll just buy some truffles and save the headache.
(P.S. After all that work, I forgot to offer the Truffles to my guests. )
Have you ever made something you had to rescue and then couldn't make it again?