A year ago today, I lost my closest friend Jean-Michel Howland aka Micka (to me), after a very unfortunate accident left him battling for life in the Intensive Care Unit for 4 nights. I remember thinking, if part of my soul could bring him back to life, I would gladly surrender it and I am certain everyone who knew him would do the same... He was a great man with a warm soul and a true heart.
My heart truly broke the morning Micka left forever.
As a tribute to him, I made some dark chocolate chestnut truffles because like truffles, a true friend like him is rare, a real precious commodity and an acquired taste (he had a twisted sense of humour).
These truffles have a slightly different texture to classic dark chocoalte truffles. They seem less dense, more creamy - like a heavy mousse due to the high starch content of the chestnut puree.