Recipe for Dairy Free Truffles
Day 3 of the Coundown to Christmas recipes & tips brings you the delight of chocolate. In particular dairy & gluten free Coconut Truffles, very apt for Truffleicious you may think.
We all love chocolate, but there are varying degrees of this comforting confectionery. Many of the cheaper varieties are mainly made up of sugar, & additives. Food regulations state that the ingredients list must show the components of the product in a decreasing scale. Therefore, if the first ingredient listed is sugar, then sugar is the main ingredient of the product. So, my mantra for purchasing any food product is “Always read the label”.
For the recipe below you must use chocolate that has a cocoa butter content of above 72%. Block creamed coconut must also be used, not a tin of coconut milk as this is all part of the setting agent in the finished truffles.
Coconut & Rum Truffles.
Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegetarian, Vegan. Time taken, 45mins + chilling
250 g Dark Chocolate (above 72% cocoa mass)
1/2 Pack of solid creamed coconut
60 g Desicated Coconut, (fine variety)
150 ml Rum, OR Malibu OR Water if you want to avoid alcohol.
150g Coconut, or Cocoa Powder for Rolling. These can also be dipped in melted chocolate when set.
Place the the coconut cream & your prefered liquid in a saucepan & bring to the boil, stirring. Cool for 10mins.
Chop the chocolate into small chunks & place in a large bowl.
Pour the coconut mixture onto the chocolate, stirring briskly, from the centre, until you have a thick glossy emulsion. Stir in the fine desicated coconut.
Chill & roll into balls, with you fingers. Coat each ball with your chosen coating, or dip in melted chocolate.
Leave to set & there you have it, the perfect gift for friends & relations or if like me, you are a bit of a Piggy, Eat them yourself.
Until tomorrow Foodies, have a lovely evening.
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