It was a birthday present - two people to learn the secrets of making chocolate truffles. M and I booked to go to the session at Ettington Park Hotel and made an early start to be there at 10am. The course was run by Chocolate Experience, based in Warwickshire and Simon, our chocolate chef began with a short history of chocolate before the demonstration. He mixed two parts of rich dark melted chocolate with one part double cream stirring quickly to get a smooth mix that soon began to set. At the right consistency he was able to squeeze this out of a piping bag into sausages of chocolate, which were then chopped into chubby chunks and rolled into small spheres. So this was all we had to do to start with, and we found space at the tables and the fun began.
Ettington Park Hotel