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Christmas recipe: homemade truffles

A festive treat from Wild by Tart which are also a great gift for foodies 

Homemade truffles from Wild by Tart

These homemade truffle chocolates are such a joy to make, said Wild by Tart. They are also a great gift for foodies this Christmas. The ingredients make approximately 20 truffles.  

Chocolate truffles with an almond and tahini 

Ingredients 
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 80g almonds
  • 1tsp sea salt
  • 1tsp cinnamon 
  • 100g dark chocolate 
Method 
  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Roast almonds for 10 minutes. Take out and the blitz until you get small chunks, take out half and put to one side in a bowl, and then blitz the rest until you get a smooth butter. Add the coconut butter, tahini and cinnamon to the food processor and mix until silky. Take out with a spatula and add to the crunchy cut almonds and sprinkle with sea salt. Firm up in the fridge for a few hours.
  • Take out of the fridge, and with a spoon dipped into hot water dig out a small amount and roll into a ball (we like a 2cm dimension), once they are all rolled. Heat the chocolate over a low heat- and take each crunchy ball one by one and dip it in. we have use a thin wooden cocktail stick for this. Place onto a grease proof lined tray, and place into the fridge to set for a few hours.

White chocolate, rose and pistachio truffles 

Ingredients 
  • 100g white chocolate (we like Lindt)
  • 90g cashew nuts
  • 2tbsp coconut butter
  • 2tbsp desiccated coconut 
  • 2tsp rose water 
  • 1tsp vanilla bean
  • 2tbsp dried raspberry 
  • 2tbsp pistachios 
Method
  • Melt chocolate and coconut butter in a pan over a low heat.
  • In a food processor blitz the cashew nuts and desiccated coconut with a pinch of sea salt until a fine crumb, add the melted white chocolate and blitz for a couple of minutes, with the rose water and vanilla bean. Taste for adjustments- maybe more salt.
  • Place in a bowl and into the fridge to firm up.
  • Once firm, using a spoon dig out an amount to roll your balls.
  • Blitz the dried raspberries and then pistachios, to a fine crumb. Place on a plate- and then roll your balls in the crumbs. 

Smokey chocolate truffles

Ingredients
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 100ml double cream
  • 1 dried ancho chilli, roughly chopped
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch cinnamon 
  • pinch of ground ancho chilli pepper – or cayenne pepper 
  • 20g salted butter
  • 50g cocoa powder
Method
  • Break up the chocolate and place into a bowl 
  • In a saucepan heat the cream with the ancho chilli until just boiling. Remove the chilli and add the butter. Stir until infused.
  • Pour the cream over the chocolate and add a pinch of ancho pepper, sea salt and cinnamon. Make sure the chocolate has melted by stirring. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for a few hours. 
  • With a spoon scoop out mixture and roll with your hands. Roll in to cocoa powder. Put back into the fridge to firm up for an hour.

Wild by Tart is a neighbourhood restaurant in Belgravia, London. 

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