Rainy Day Comfort Food Alert – Tablea Truffles
When the pouring rain hits your windowpane, don’t you wish you were sipping on a cup of hot chocolate? Comfort food, as they say, has the power to chase your blues away. Just like the traditional Filipino hot chocolate made from tablea, chocolate truffles are given a pinoy twist with this homemade easy recipe by a small, family-run organic farm that offers Cacao products, Southern Folk.
Tablea Truffles by Southern Folk
225g / 1 1/4 cup Southern Folk tablea
90ml Coconut milk
Place finely ground tablea in a medium-sized mixing bowl. The finer the tablea, the easier it will melt and the quicker the truffle-making process will go.
In a separate small mixing bowl, add coconut milk and microwave until very warm but not boiling – about 25 seconds (alternatively, heat in a small saucepan over medium heat until just starting to simmer).
Immediately add coconut milk to chocolate and loosely cover with a cooking lid or towel to trap the heat in. Do not touch for 5 minutes, then lift cover and use a mixing spoon to gently stir, trying not to incorporate air. Continue stirring until completely melted, creamy and smooth.
Chill the mixture for an hour.
Scoop bite-sized pieces onto your container/plate then place them back in the fridge until ready to eat.
Located at the foot of Mt. Isarog, Southern Folk offers mainly cacao products and artisanal drinking chocolate made from fermented cacao. They’re made with quality ingredients, with no artificial additives, and are naturally preservative free. To ensure everything is as fresh as possible, their products are made in small batches, by hand.
Available at the Sidcor Sunday Market at Eton Centris, Q.C.