I am so sorry that I poured you while the chocolate was too hot. It was my first time tempering, how was I to know better? The thermometer said I was okay, but you know how it lies. The ice cube tray probably wasn’t the best mold, either.
I know the almond clusters are all shiny and dark and proper after just being thrown together, but I’ll still love you and eat you too. After all, you’ve got the whole shape thing going! I’ll try harder next time, but this whole tempering thing maybe just isn’t working out. After all, I started with great materials (Callebaut 70% couveture), spent so much time, and I ended up with you. You know what? You might become glaze on my heart-shaped flourless chocolate cake instead.
happy valentine’s day,