Winter Food

Christmas Pudding Sake Truffles

I have two truffle recipes for you this Christmas one is really simple with minimal ingredients and then I have this decadent truffle recipe. It may take longer and have more ingredients but I can tell you these are the best truffles I have ever made. I used Sorakami UK sake which I have a 20% discount code for if you go on their website just type in TOKYOPONY20 at the checkout. I like their sake as they use small family breweries in Japan. I hope you can try these delicious truffles for yourself, they are perfect to give as a gift, why not present them in a bento box like this gorgeous bamboo bento from bentoandco.

This is what you will need and how to prepare

1/2 cup approx of chopped fresh medjool dates

1/2 cup approx raisins and 1/2 cup dried cranberries

1 cup walnuts

3 tablespoon of sake ( if you have no sake you can always use rum or cognac.

25g of vegan butter I used ( Naturli they even mark 25g on the packet for you)

a teaspoon of allspice and 1/2 a teaspoon each of nutmeg and cinnamon.

a dash of salt

the rind of one orange ( optional )

100g of chocolate ( I used organic dark chocolate buttons by Cocoa Loco  which come in 100g grm bags)

cacao powder ( I use the raw chocolate company ) you will probably need a few tablespoons

First add your fruit to a bowl and add your sake and let it soak for an hour.
Add your walnuts to a food processor and process until fine then add your fruit and process, add orange rind and spices and process into a dough.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over hot water then add your salt. Mix the chocolate into your fruit/nut dough and chill for ten minutes in the fridge.

Take heaped tablespoons if you would like larger truffles and roll them into balls then roll them in a bowl of cacao powder. Chill again in the fridge and serve.