Rosemary and Bay Chocolate Truffles- “The Essence of Flavour”
Truffle faux pas
Last year, as a gift for a kind favour, Robin and I baked these amazing truffles and presented them to a neighbour in a pretty glass jar. She looked at us almost in disgust. Not only had we gone through the trouble to make truffles when most French people buy such things made by professionals- we gave her truffles in June. Personally, I’m happy to eat these gorgeous morsels all year round, and I’m not even wild about truffles (these are different). My neighbour informed me (with a pitying smile) that one should only eat truffles around Christmastime. Urgh. Another faux pas. Such is the minefield of strong French beliefs when it comes to food. Either way, it’s getting closer to Christmas so perhaps it’s safe to suggest that you enjoy making these on a blustery Sunday while going back and forth to your book next to the fireside.