Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Apparently, years ago I gave David Lebovitz (who I worked with at the time) a recipe for maple cream candies. He's had it on his website for some time now, and recently asked me to write an update for it. I was, well, thrilled.
David's website (if there's anyone out there who doesn't know) has everything going for it. It's funny, it's smart, it's funny, it's interesting, and--stop me if I already said this--it's funny. I like reading about Paris, I like being reminded via a jar of chocolate and hazelnut spread to avoid the 'too good to use' trap (and I have a story about chocolate and hazelnut spread I'll share one of these days). I like learning about ketchup macaroons, and heck--I even like taking a Club Med vacation in the Bahamas vicariously (though I'm pretty jealous). But I especially like laughing. And David always makes me laugh. Smart and funny. What more could a person want?''
It was fun making these--I haven't made candy in a while, somehow missing out on my traditional penuche this last Christmas. I even came up with a rationalization for making candy that works for me. The hand-beating is a bit of a workout. I'm pretty sure I burn enough calories stirring the creams to more than compensate for however many pieces of maple creams I might accidentally eat.
So here's the link to my post, Giovanna's Maple Creams--I feel pretty honored having it up at his site. Enjoy!