And so, I woke up this morning at 5:00 to try out this recipe I concocted. Since the seeds are removed in canned lychees, I decided to put maraschino cherries and mini chocolate chip meringues inside to help retain its shape. Now, the first time I made the chocolate ganache turned out to be a bit of a disaster. I used too much heavy cream, and as a result my ganache was a bit too runny. That was a bit upsetting considering I didn’t have enough time to wait for it to thicken, which meant I had to make ganache #2. While that cooled, I drained the lychees and dried them as much as possible. I then stuffed half of them with cherries and the other half with meringues. When I was finally done with that, I dipped each one in the chocolate ganache, covered them with sprinkles, placed them on wax paper, and let them harden in the fridge. And then….I had to clean up the huge mess I made. Let’s just say, the kitchen counter was coated with melted chocolate and sprinkles. Ugh… It was totally worth the mess though because these chocolate covered lychees were delish. Too bad this was only a test batch, which means I'll have to make it again. =(
Once the kitchen was back to its pristine condition, I was finally able to eat breakfast – Chocolate Blueberry Overnight Oats. Yummy!!