It finally came.
I’ve only been looking for this particular ITEM in my neck of the woods for, let me see, three years now, maybe more.
In some cases, other ingredients can be substituted for this product but in others there are no replacements.
Not even Trader Joes or the super gourmet market in my area carried it. I found that strange and annoying. I couldn’t figure out why it was so elusive. It seemed every recipe on the planet included it in on the ingredient list.
Anyway, I finally gave up my quest and ordered it online.
I have no idea why that was so hard to do. It must have been the thrill of the hunt that has held me back from ordering it for all these years. I really, really wanted to do a victory dance in the store aisle when I finally came across it. It never happened.
However, it showed up on my front door steps today.
I did the victory dance for the brown truck guy instead. He was….somewhat…but not really amused. He just wanted me to sign and be on his merry way. After one booty shake, two spin-arounds and a doo-whap I could tell we were not the good friends I had imagined. Oh well.
Drum roll please……
I know you are as excited for me as I am for myself.
I’ve wanted it so bad and for so long……
I bought six of them. Yippee.
It has taken so long to get that now I’m completely spaced out on what to make with it.
We all know it’s one of the best ingredients to use in desserts to achieve a deep, rich flavor. But I can’t even focus on what treats to make because the possibilities are now seemingly endless.
So, what should I make first? Except espresso of course. I would never make instant espresso! Ever.