The ganache was too soft and wouldn’t roll into balls instead melting into delicious brown blobs of goo.
What was I to do?
Sticking it in the freezer to firm it up didn’t help it just refused to stick. It had been a long day so I placed the two bowls of ganache back in the fridge, one a ganache of Frangelico and the other off Baileys Rum and took myself to bed disappointed with my failed truffle making attempt.
On waking my thoughts turned to the delicious chocolate goop deciding that I had to come up with something or there was a very high probability that I would be found with a spoon in hand devouring it.
Admittedly my daughter and I did indulge in a substantial amount of ganache the evening before, squealing “Ohhhhhhh yum, this is delicious” after every mouthful.
I was going to a friend’s place later that afternoon and thought I’d make a tart base using the one piece of (old but edible enough) puff pastry and fill it with the chocolate ganache. After filling the tart base with the ganache I topped it with strawberries and ta-ta-raa before I was a very rustic looking chocolate tart.
To my surprise, the chocolate tart was a resounding success. The children including the big children lined up eagerly waiting to try the creation after which licking their plates clean they came back wanting more.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough to go round, not everybody got to try a piece. “How did you make it?” someone asked and I told them about my failed truffle attempt. “You created something perfect out of it though,” she said.
Although it wasn’t what I had set out to create the failed truffle led to the creation of a perfectly delicious chocolate ganache tart that was much better than what I had hoped for. The imperfect truffle goo was the perfect tart goo.
It led me to consider that that’s what our little lives are like a lot of the time. We may set out and fail at something but we just don’t know what else it may lead to, potentially something we cannot yet imagine. Perfectly imperfect and lovable is what we all are. Embrace our failings and our goo as it could lead to something spectacular.