Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fig and Ginger Truffles

Last summer I received a shipment of fresh figs and dried figs too. Pounds and pounds of figs.
Since then, I have been looking for interesting ways to use dried figs. I don't remember how I found this recipe, but it stuck out to me because it is a healthier way to have a truffle, or an excuse to have a little chocolate.

Now, you will not like this recipe if you do not like dried figs. The filling for these truffles is mostly dried figs, that are ground up in the food processor and combined with a few other things, like crystallized ginger and a little bit of honey.

The fig mixture is rolled into little balls-I made mine smaller than the recipe called for, since the recipe is only supposed to yield 16 truffles and I ended up with 26. Then the little balls of fig goodness are rolled in dark chocolate. I used Scharffen Berger, 70% cacao.

These truffles need a little time to set up in the fridge and then they are ready for eating or sharing. I actually shared some with a friend who doesn't eat gluten or dairy and happens to love figs. She said she really enjoyed them.
I put the rest in the freezer and have been enjoying them as a little treat. The ginger gives a little bit of spicy heat that really plays well with the flavors of the figs and the dark chocolate offsets the sweetness of the fig filling.

Recipe for Fig and Ginger Truffles
* I made 26 truffles


Jennifurla said...

I have a bag yes a bag of crystalized ginger in my freezer! Score, great idea.

Eliana said...

What an awesome flavor combination. These look awesome.