my chocolatiering fail

About that last post…

It looks like I will need to do some research, haha. After a couple of chilling hours, the texture of my chocolate peanut butter cups was kind of terrible. It’s a little better this morning, but not much. It just never actually got hard like a real peanut butter cup. Also, I think I got a little salt happy with the supercute jars from Trader Joe’s.

My sister says the chocolate probably needs to be tempered, whatever that means. It looks like I have my work cut out for me if I’m going to become a decent Willy Wonka…

There’s another candy recipe I make that actually is bomb, even without the double boilers and ‘tempering’, but apparently there’s something to be said for diligence and dedication, and for understanding culinary techniques before you render them entirely unnecessary.

~ b

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