1.1 - Intro to Truffles
Truffles - done right - can cover all the things we might be craving in a dessert but in the healthiest way possible. Fat, sweetness, crunch, spice. Mmmm... such a delightful mix for the senses and body to indulge into together!
So what are (RAW) truffles exactly?
Food process dried fruit (like raisins, dates, or apricots) + nuts or seeds + spices of your choosing. Roll the dough up into cute little balls. And voila! You have the start of your truffles! If you want to take it a step further, use little bowls of powders or chooped nuts, and roll your little truffle balls around.
Best Practices + Favorite Tips
✦ Be careful to process just enough to get everything well combined but not so much that you have no texture. (If you overprocess, you'll know what you did when you see a big oily glob!)
✦ ANY nuts and seeds can work, and ANY dried fruits can work. Don't be afraid to make your own mix with what you love!
✦ ANY chopped nuts or powders can work to cover your truffles. It's just so much fun to play with the different options!
The default mix of readily available carbohydrates + fat = best to limit the amount we eat at one time. Once I taught a truffle course, and at the end we sat at the table chatting together. Over the course of our conversation at a table full of truffles, many of us did overindulge! The result was that several of us together experienced a blood sugar crash. This was the first and last time that has happened in any of my courses! Since then, I usually make much smaller truffles and know better than to gorge myself on 'em!