The chocolate was melted. Sitting in a bowl. Waiting to be transformed into something decadent. But its destiny takes a turn.
In the very next moment, the apprentice makes a mistake. He accidentally spills warm fresh cream into the chocolate.
The chef explodes and yells, “Quel ganache!” (What fool!)
Except, the chef and apprentice discover the combo of chocolate and fresh cream results in a smooth, delicious, and decadent cream, which would become the staple cream for chocolate truffles and chocolate desserts. This intense chocolatey cream would come to be known as… ganache.
The cream that we enjoy around the world was a result of a foolish act.
This origin story shows us there are various outcomes for a foolish act. We all have a box of foolish acts. Like chocolates, we never know what we’re going to get.
What’s your own favorite foolish act so far?