A friend requested something with chocolate and mint, so I figured I’d brush off my ganache-manship skills and try making chocolate mint truffles.  Truffles are crazy straight forward and only involve making a ganache of dark chocolate and cream, dipping a spoonful in tempered chocolate, and dusting with cocoa powder but to this I added a vial of mint extract.  The product of this mixture can be described as Whitman’s Sampler piece filled with mouthwash or a chocolate treat made with Hall’s throat lozenges.  Only then did I look up a recipe for mint chocolate truffles where I learned I used a mere three times the amount of mint extract that one normally uses.  Next time, I go for four.