I can’t believe we have come into June already – this year is zooming by! May was an especially busy month full of birthdays, hen parties, plus a holiday to Berlin – it was non-stop! But I suppose it’s a good complaint to have, as I created lots of memories – having fun hanging out with friends, eating, dancing and general merriment 🙂
My holiday in Berlin is definitely my standout memory of the year so far, because I returned home with a permanent souvenir…a tattoo! Myself and my boyfriend Chris had an appointment with the super talented Valentin Hirsch, and we couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. It’s definitely an experience we’ll never forget, and if you haven’t been to Berlin before I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s a growing, colourful, vibrant city where anything goes, and you’ll never find yourself bored. The people there quite relaxed, and rarely in a rush (probably because everything is open 24 hours a day). You can take your pick of glorious food from Turkish vendors, traditional curry-wurst or unique japanese tapas to name just a few.
So onto my newest recipe for raw truffles – these delicious treats are easy to make, and you can really get creative and experiment with different toppings. You can even mix and match a few different ones, box them up and they make a unique paleo gift for someone special 🙂
- 1 cup raw pecans
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 2 Tbsp raw cacao
- Pinch sea salt
- 1/4 tsp cinammon
- Shredded coconut
- Raw cacao powder
- Sesame seeds
- 85% chocolate (you will need about 4 squares)
- For raw chocolate: mix together 100g raw cacao butter, 1 Tbsp raw cacao powder and 4 Tbsp maple syrup
1. To make the truffles; place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the mixture holds together.
2. Roll teaspoon size dollops of the mixture in your hand to form a perfect ball shape. Place on a tray covered in parchment paper, and refrigerate for an hour.
3. Now for the fun part! Pour out each topping into different sections on a large chopping board. Melt/make your chocolate, roll or dip each truffle in the chocolate and then the preferred topping, and place back on the parchment paper. Put the truffles in the fridge for a further hour until set.
4. These truffles can be stored in the fridge for a few days (although they probably won’t last that long!). Hope you enjoy 🙂