Is that the time?

I’ve been too distracted to post recently, mainly with work being short-staffed and with what I really hope is the end of the saga of Lady M’s foot, so apologies to my regular readers for the radio silence.

So the clocks went forward today here in the UK, leading to a lot of people looking very tired wherever I looked today. I seem to have become one of those irritating people who barely notices the hour’s difference. Yay, insomnia! With it being Mother’s Day  here too, it’s also meant taking Lottie home early so she could spend time with her mum.

To help her celebrate, we had our first ever attempt at making chocolate truffles.

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They seem to have turned out rather well. They’re really quite simple to make.

All you do is melt a large high-cocoa chocolate bar over a water bath with a tub of double cream and a good dollop of butter so that it is smooth and then you put the bowl in the fridge for forty minutes or so. Then bring out the pliable chocolate and roll it in cocoa or flavoured hot chocolate powders, or in chocolate sprinkles or nuts and refrigerate overnight.

Even if it doesn’t work properly the first time, it’s delicious, and Lottie had three boxes to take home with her in the end.

Between that and hugely enjoying the Captain America: Winter Soldier film, it’s been a good weekend.

About Tim Maidment

Writer, House Husband, Raconteur and Bon Vivant
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