Friday, June 05, 2009

Vegan Lavender Truffles

Some friends are coming over on Saturday to watch the movie Chocolat. I've been wanting to try my hand at truffles and this seemed like a good excuse.

I steeped lavender buds in coconut milk for 30 minutes. Then I strained out the lavender, reheated the coconut milk and mixed in the chocolate. Stirred until smooth and then chilled the chocolate until it was firm. I formed the chocolate into balls and placed them in the refrigerator while I melted white chocolate chips. The while chocolate wouldn't melt smoothly so I added a little oil and then it melted nicely. I dipped the dark chocolate balls into the white chocolate but the balls were melting too much. I put the balls into the freezer for 10 minutes and tried again and that worked well. I also rolled some truffles in cocoa powder instead of dipping them. Then I chilled the truffles for about half an hour in the refrigerator and YUM!

The only problem will be hiding these from my family until Saturday night . . . .


Miss Mapp said...

Sounds wonderful - want another visitor!

Holistic Journey said...

Yummy! I don't suppose you plan on sharing that exact recipe, huh?