Before I start this post I want to send a big thank you to all the lovely ladies who attended this in particular Lauren (Blonde Vision) who organized the event.
So on Sunday I attended #MyChocBloggers which was held at My Chocolate over in Islington, N1. They specialize in chocolate making classes, because I mean who doesn’t love chocolate?! The day started with an ice breaker, which I sadly missed, a combination of the Central line being partly closed and struggling to find the location while wearing heels made me arrive just as the class itself started. A bit of advice to anyone who wants to book with the company, check out the location on Google Maps first, it will save you the same fate as me!
The class was held by Davis, who taught us how to tell the quality of a piece of chocolate and the difference between a lower and higher quality chocolate. He also told us about ingredients to avoid, namely palm oil, which not only has lots of nasty environmental connotations, but also is used to make all sorts of chemical products so is not so good for your health yucky huh?! After this, we had lemon and poppyseed and ginger flavoured chocolates to taste test and we were told how to make out own flavoured chocolate at home. I really felt like I learnt a lot, Davis’ passion for his job was really contagious!
Next, Davis showed us how to make our own truffles. We were split into pairs and using 6 parts chocolate to 3 parts cream made a ganache. It was super fun, all be it a bit messy! After portioning them out, we rolled them out and dipped and decorated them along with marshmallows some rather yummy fudge. There was a choice of both dark and milk chocolate to dip into and strawberry curls, white chocolate, coconut and caramelized nuts to top with.
Most people ended up with some chocolates worthy of the some rather posh chocolate shops, however, mine ended up looking more like some kind of modern art instalation, oops. They still tasted amazing though!
Photo from Lauren – Blonde Vision
If you fancy being a chocolatier for the day yourself, My Chocolate also run a sister company called The Chocolate Hedgehog which specialize in delivering chocolate making kits to your home which come complete with everything you need to make your own truffles, fudge and flavoured chocolate complete with a step by step guide.
This was my first ever blogger event and I’m certain it won’t be my last, again thank you to My Chocolate and everyone who attended! So great to meet you all!
*note; we received the chocolate workshop at a discounted price however all views are my own