chocolate overload

My prize-wining 'giant button'

Today, me and L went off to Chancery Lane to go to a chocolate workshop with

The classes are usually £49 I think (which I think is a little bit too expensive), but I’d managed to get a voucher a while back which meant that we got it for £19 each.

It was 2 – 2.5 hours long, and we had great fun.  There were 18 of us in the class, and we got a short history of chocolate, a brief explanation of how chocolate is used etc, some chocolate tasting, and then onto the fun bit.  All their chocolate was Green & Blacks.

Everyone's giant buttons

We tempered dark and milk chocolate and then we all made giant chocolate buttons which we got to be creative with – and they gave a prize to the one that they thought was most creative.

Someone did a face, there were a few cats, and I decided to make mine for The Man, so because he’s a total geek, I thought I’d attempt Saturn.  My attempt wasn’t great, but everyone could tell what it was!  The girl teaching us, and the two guys from the other classes came round to judge them all, and she said it was unanimous – my button won!  Hurrah!  So I won a nice big bag of quality cooking chocolate buttons.

Our chocolate turds

Then we made ganache, and got to make our own truffles etc, and decorate them how we liked…and then take them all home with us!

It was great to do something different, the group of people were mixed and there to have a good time and we got through SO much chocolate that we all felt sick – I was glad to come home to a gorgeous roast rib of beef with LOADS of veggies and The Man’s wonderful yorkies.

Thoroughly recommend this to any choc lovers 🙂 – I have brought SO much chocolate home, you wouldn’t believe it!


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