For our Valentines Sensory Play we are doing a little activity each day focussing on one sense. Today is taste - and of course being Valentines it had to be chocolates!
Normally I would melt the chocolate in the top of my steamer and be really paranoid about Vin touching anything and burning himself, but thanks to Pre-School Play I have found the perfect method for melting chocolate with kiddos. In her post Cathy wrapped her chocs in foil and added boiling water, I used a freezer bag and after about five minutes the chocolate was lovely and melted, I just snipped off the corner of the ziploc and Vin squeezed the choc into a bowl.
We mixed the melted chocolate with double cream to make a ganache and poured it into our molds before letting the truffle mixture set in the fridge... turns out they were a little too gooey to pop out of the molds, so we served them in their little cups like a fondant pot.
We used some edible red glitter and crushed up honeycomb to sprinkle over our little sweeties and ate them after our family dinner on Sunday.
I think this is the perfect way to explore taste no?