Whenever I think of truffles, I always think of this scene or this music. Incidentally, I’ve just started doing some work for someone that owns a trufflerie in Pemberton, but this recipe does not involve those kinds of truffles.
No, these truffles do not involve any shuffling, glitches or sniffing dogs, nor do they contain cream, butter or sugar… Only almonds, dates and cocoa. This is probably the raw recipe I make the most. The truffles are best made the day before so they have time to set in the fridge or freezer.
RAW CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
1 CUP ALMONDS 1 CUP DRIED DATES, ROUGHLY CHOPPED 2/3 CUP DUTCH PROCESS COCOA OR RAW CACAO POWDER 1/3 CUP DESSICATED DRIED COCONUT 1 TABLESPOON ORANGE ZEST
PINCH OF SEA SALT
FOR FINISHING, IN TWO BOWLS
1/3 CUP DUTCH PROCESS COCOA OR RAW CACAO POWDER
1/3 CUP DESSICATED DRIED COCONUT
Put all the truffle ingredients into your food processor and pulse until combined. As per some of the cake recipe bases, your food processor won’t like this much but once you get it past a certain point and the mixture starts to come together, it won’t seem so violent. You might need to scrape down the sides every so often and add a splash of water to help it along. One the mixture has come together, pulse a few more times to further blitz up the almonds (you can leave a bit of texture in there to your liking) and transfer to a bowl.
Wet your hands with water and roll walnut sized balls from the mixture. Finish by dipping the ball into either the cocoa or the dried coconut and then set aside. When they’re all rolled and dipped, store in the fridge or freezer.