“We need two egg whites”
One year, my boyfriend and I made marbled chocolate truffles for our first Valentines Day. It was exactly a month of dating. We’d melt the dark, white, and semi-sweet chocolate carefully and in a timely manner (of course, this was all my idea). To this day, I can never stop myself from sticking my finger in the bowl and getting a sweet taste from each one. The process takes hours, and is well worth the wait. The smooth chocolate just melts on your taste buds and gives you that happy feeling. My boyfriend was trying his hardest to impress me that day, as I could tell from how amazing he smelled and the effort he put into doing his black, curly hair. He’d given me a beautiful deep, red rose that was just in its peak. It was so charming and the scent a freshly spring blossom.
We made a great team, quickly working with the melted chocolate in a timely manner. I soon became so absorbed in the chocolate and when asked, “What’s the next ingredient,” I simply replied, “We need two egg whites.” I didn’t read carefully, though, because it called for egg yolks, not egg whites. I continued stirring the melted chocolate slowly, and watched as it easily dripped off the spoon. Staring at this chocolate is like a kid at a candy store seeing the huge melted chocolate fountain make fudge or some other sweet. It is a real treat.
When I heard something sizzle behind me, I slowly set down the spoon and looked over at my boyfriend. He was standing tall over the stove frying up only the whites of two eggs and had thrown out the egg yolks. I tried to hold back my laugh when I asked, “What are you doing?” He stared back at me and replied, “You said two egg whites, right?” The look on his face was priceless. I’ve never heard of someone frying up egg whites to put in a chocolate recipe before, ever. It was the sweetest thing ever to explain to him. We had made two egg white mistakes! But it was well worth the laugh! From that day forward, our relationship has grown into an Endless Love. This Valentines Day, he took me to see Endless Love and surprised me with making the marbled chocolate truffles (with the correct egg yolk!) that we had only made almost five years ago on our first Valentines Day. Endless Love.