I’m the type of person who likes to make a cake for people’s birthdays. I’ve been too lazy about seriously learning how to make good frostings (though I do often mess around with ganache and smear it onto cakes when I’m in the mood), so I’ll usually make a flavorful “plain-looking” cake like my chocolate bourbon cake. But with my kitchen lacking proper cooking gas for who knows how long, baking cakes is not something I can do on a whim right now.
Enter these chocolate truffles.
In an effort to survive the next few weeks/months/whatever, I purchased an Instant Pot (as I was finally able to justify it by not being able to use my stovetop pressure cooker) and a “double burner” hot plate. I’m actually doing all right, aside from being depressed that I won’t be able to do all kinds of lovely fall baking this year. I’ve made a number of tasty things and I’ve even managed to spend less at restaurants lately than I did at some point over the summer. So when my guy’s birthday rolled around, I thought I’d make him some birthday truffles.