The most important thing first. It SNOWED in Austin last night- for the first time since 2004 I think (don't quote me on that). At aruond 11pm i heard a commotion outside. When I looked I saw that my neighbors were just excited for the snow that was flurrying down on our cars.
Gourmet Desserts class was last night. Is it a shock that my favorite item is the chocolate truffles? I now have hope of making these as gifts for some friends back home. I've attempted to make truffles one other time and it did not go well. The chocolate never set and was far too mushy. I know the secret now... use an oil that is solid at room temperature! Duh- why didn't I think of that? Of course when I made them over a year ago I used coconut milk (it's my secret ingredient in too many dishes).