Category: Loraine Birchall (O)
Hi everyone, I've been experimenting with my new Hunter food lists and adapted this recipe for truffles. Not as chocolatey as you might buy but every bit as tasty
8-10 fresh dates (I prefer Medjool)
100g approx of ground almonds/walnuts/pecans (choose your favourite, I like almond)
1 T cocoa powder
Juice of one lemon or lime
Finely grated rind of the lemon or lime
Finely chopped nuts (optional) (I chose almonds, you might like pecans which add to the sweetness)
Put the first five ingredients into a food processor and blend until they form a reasonably stiff ball of mixture, add more almonds if the mix is too firm, or add more lemon juice if it's too 'hard'.
Roll into balls, a melon baller makes a great scoop for this. Roll in the chopped nuts (if using). If not, you could garnish the top of the truffle with a whole nut, goji berries or even seeds. You could roll them in toasted sesame seeds.
Keep in the refridgerator, not that they lasted long enough in our house to keep at all
I like to add finely chopped ginger to the truffles and then coat them in a mix of cocoa powder and 1/8 tsp of ground ginger.
Add some finely chopped chili to the truffle mix, coat with chopped nuts or toasted sesame seeds - adds a naughty little kick