Friday, February 12, 2016

"Balls!" Cried The Queen

This has been a temptingly off-colour week. But somehow I've managed to [mostly] behave myself. First there was the post about the fútbol-shaped sauna (click here) at which time I managed to avoid  talking about sweaty balls.

Then there was the fruity post about granadillas and mangostanes (click here). Mangostán is the hollow fruit filled with gooey seed[s].

Today, it's all about luscious balls of sweetness — hazelnuts dipped in white chocolate and rolled in cocoa and cinnamon. A gift to me from Ana Crespillo and her fruit market (click here if you haven't met the Crespillos) to make up for the fact that she gave San Geraldo some strawberries the day before. And, although San Geraldo didn't share his strawberries with me, I shared my balls with him. (Sorry, mom.)

AVELLANA TRUFADO CON CANELA.
(HAZELNUT TRUFFLE WITH CINNAMON.)
HAZELNUT ENCASED IN WHITE CHOCOLATE.
ROLLED IN COCOA AND CINNAMON.




Whence the title (that's English for 'where'd it come from'?):
"Balls!" cried the queen. "If I had to [two], I could be king!"
The king laughed. Not because he wanted to [two], but because he had to [two].

23 comments:

  1. Great music today, Mitchell! And great title. Keep it rolling.

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    1. Wilma:
      So glad you enjoyed it. Me? I'm having a ball.

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  2. Mitchell waht a temptation sweety balls

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  3. Control is good, they say. Leads to maturity, they say. lol
    Oh for Pete's sake....let er rip!!
    Those Truffle balls DO look good!!

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    1. Jim:
      Maturity? Maybe when I'm older (in 40 or 50 years).

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  4. ummmmmmmmmmmmm, balls...sweet balls...

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    1. anne marie:
      These were so unbelievably good.

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  5. I'm gaining weight just reading your blog.

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  6. Always preferred salty balls myself... especially if they were cheesy balls.

    You did know I'd have to go there, right?

    Love, love, love the music today; I'm dancing in my seat!

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    1. Cranky:
      Salty and/or cheesy balls have never done much for me.

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  7. I get myself in enough trouble with my Spanish eggs etc... now you're coating it all with cinnamon and sugar....

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    1. Sharon:
      Everything tastes better coated with cinnamon and sugar.

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  8. Off colour makes me smile ~ afterall I am an adult!

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    1. Ron:
      Off-colour makes ME smile, but that's because I'M juvenile!

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  9. I love white chocolate and cinnamon so those would be amazing! Look a bit funny though...thought your post was going to involve Bulls :)

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Bulls, huh? Theirs are a delicacy in some places, aren't they?

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  10. So long as they are not buckeyes.

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    1. Spo:
      I had to look up buckeyes. I would LOVE those.

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    1. Knatolee:
      Maybe I can make a special request from Ana... just for you.

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  12. Where did you find that quip about the queen and king? I'm literarily impaired.

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    1. Frank:
      I had first heard a version of that from one of my college roommates. There are so many variations, but this is my favorite because it's simply a play on the meanings of "to," and "two."

      Another version: "Balls!" said the queen. "If I had them I'd be king."
      "Nuts!" said the prince, "I've got them and I'm not King."
      "Crap!" said the King, and thirty thousand peasants squatted and strained, for in those days the King's word was law.

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