I've always enjoyed cooking ... actually I've always enjoyed experimenting with new recipes, new spices. But ask me to cook the same dish many times ... and I get bored .. I loose interest. But challenge me on trying new recipes and I'm ready to start cooking on the spot! Puddings are my Achille's heal ... actually I'm not very interested ... especially baking .. it requires way too much patience, too much precision.
But, ever since I started to work with Elke and Anna to create the Awareness Spa Mini Retreats, I've been more and more interested in raw food and ......and in trying to make puddings. Simple, tasty and quickly!
Early on today another dear friend posted a recipe on Facebook and it just inspired me to try my hand at it. The result? Delicious truffles in no time.
If we all realised how quickly we can make our own truffles, how much joy it will bring to us and how tasty they are .... the puddings and confectionery industry could really loose quite a lot of business!
I would really love to hear from you if you decide to try and make your own truffle. I would love to hear what ingredients you used. Why? Because the recipe I'm going to share with you is just the beginning ... it's just a base.
So here we go ... you only need:
1 cup of ground almonds (you can use ground walnuts, or cashews, or any other ground nuts you want)
1/4 cup cocoa powder or raw cacao
1 cup pitted dates chopped finely (it would be an idea to put the dates and the water in a blender and process until you obtain a smooth paste) or dried apricots or cherries
1/8 cup water
1tsp (it's based on your taste) of liqueur or whisky or irish cream or sweet sherry
Once you add all of the above ingredients in a bowl, you're almost there really. Use your hands to knead everything together into a big ball.
Divide the dough into small pieces, roll each into a ball. It's up to you to decide the size. What you can do is to insert in the middle of each ball bits of dried fruit or dry cranberries or any other fruits. Use your imagination.
And to finish ... roll each truffle in some cocoa powder or in some ground coconut. You can eat them straight away or you can put them in the fridge for a little while - real cool.
Enjoy! Experiment! Enjoy again!