This passage is when I knew our bond was true: "...members of families who eat together regularly are statistically less likely to stick up liquor stores, blow up meth labs, give birth to crack babies, commit suicide, or make donkey porn." YES. A thousand times YES.
All hyperbole aside, it really is a stellar, funny book that is a bit of a gossipy, insider view into an elite foodie and traveller scene. You should read it. Now. He talks shit about Emeril and a whole bunch of other famous people. I love that.
Let's make something not terribly foodie like... Cake Batter Truffles.
What you need:
Recipe source: The Girl Who Ate Everything
1 ½ cups flour
1 cup yellow cake mix
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
3-4 Tablespoons milk
2 Tablespoons sprinkles
16 ounces ((8 squares)) almond bark ((or white candy melts))
4 Tablespoons yellow cake mix
Beat together the butter and sugar using an electric mixer until combined. Add the cake mix, flour, salt, and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Add 3 Tablespoons of milk ((or more if needed)) to make a dough-like consistency. Roll dough into one-inch balls and place on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill balls in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm them up.
((Side note: come back tomorrow to see what search terms have led people here. I've managed to use "donkey porn" already and now I'm on a personal mission to write "balls" as many times as possible. Balls.))
While the dough balls are chilling, melt the almond bark in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Stir in between intervals. Once melted, quickly stir in cake mix until incorporated completely. Using a fork, dip the balls into the almond bark. Shake off the excess by tapping the bottom of the fork on the side of your bowl. Do not become frustrated when you repeatedly drop the entire thing into the bowl. However, quit doing it the exact same way and being surprised when that keeps happening. Place the truffle back on the cookie sheet and top with sprinkles. Repeat with remaining balls until finished. ((Balls.))
Chill cake batter truffles in the refrigerator until serving. Makes around 24-30 truffles.
|Use the leftover bark to dip some strawberries too.|