I’ve been trying to get to the centre of things this week. Now that I have had such a good time making molded chocolate hearts, I am itching to fill them with fantastic flavours.
Feeling very French, I launch myself into the Ecole Chocolate reading and technique for ganache. I am delighted to find one explanation for the derivation of this word is, in slang French: Idiot! This term was supposedly coined when a hapless kitchen apprentice dropped hot cream into a bowl of chocolate. [Read more…]