Monday, December 17, 2007

Production Report Day 3

Whew. I'm getting used to the new, larger tempering machine and I think I've gotten some ideas on how to work with it better. I don't know about you, but when I'm working with new equipment, no matter how closely I follow the manual it always comes down to me making mistakes and learning from them.

The good news is that I dipped eight dozen beautful truffles and have high hopes of having even more success tomorrow. I lost about five hours to panic and redoing stuff I had already done right. Still, eight dozen beauties is a respectable day's work.

Tomorrow will be even better.


Anonymous tata said...

I can't picture you panicking unless it was hilarious. Are you still partially coated in chocolate?

9:35 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

not anymore. i had to do the japanese thing of showering before getting into the tub though. i was a chocolate mess. it wasn't until i was done with the day's work that i realized how much i had gotten done. i was too busy stressing about not being used to the new machine. if i go steady through tomorrow i am hoping to have a dozen or fourteen dozen dipped. we shall see. i have a beautiful blonde lady watching over me. if she sees me limping or wincing while moving around she calls "time out" and i listen to her. i still have that old boonie rat thing of just gutting through and pretending stuff doesn't hurt. she won't allow me to do that.

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Dark Wraith said...

Good evening, Minstrel Boy.

It seems to me that you washed away a high value-added product.

Really. Think about it. Suppose you were to market the Ultimate Confection Treat: Minstrel Boy Truffle.

Seriously. Can you imagine the orders?

Sure, in another era, the Food and Drug Administration might have stepped in to demand some testing to ensure safety; but, hey, this is the 21st Century. And besides, it's not like you contain lead.

Wait a minute. Didn't you once mention that you were wounded in the service? If the round wasn't extracted, I suppose that means you do contain lead.

Nevertheless, I still think we have a definite market for Minstrel Boy Truffle.

This could work out to be the biggest thing since honey-coated sugar cubes.

The Dark Wraith needs to get started on the nation-wide marketing campaign.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Deb said...


That was funny. And I want one.

12:05 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Any sort of new machine puts me into a panic until I can gain control of it.

I don't want to tell you about the mental image I have of your chocolate problem. ;)

5:58 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

i hate having to work with anything new. it feels awkward and chancy.

hope you can get your camera working.

7:45 AM  
Blogger trog69 said...

Mornin' to ya chocolat au Minstrel Boy.

If I may make a suggestion, DW's great idea notwithstanding, perhaps Ammunition-shaped truffles sent to replace the actual stuff might be in order?

Naw, I didn't think it through all the way. The Pentagon would just make poison truffles, and then where would we be?

10:40 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

MB truffles. . .now there's a sweet idea. I promise you, I wouldn't run away from those mussed up hands (provided it was dark chocolate, 70% cocoa mass, mind.)

4:11 PM  

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