1.04.2007

Green tea truffles

Happy Birthday AJ and Stephanie! We celebrated their birthday @ Cheesecake factory.


HB stef and AJ

Anways, I've been itching to use the powdered green tea that I bought last year. Finally, I got inspired to make

:::drumrolls:::
Green tea truffles~!
The type of chocolate you use is important.
I used Ghiradelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate and Ghiradelli semisweet chocolate. And that is a bad combination! lol.
Using the semisweet chocolate is better because green tea itself is already bitter. After adding the chocolate to the green tea mixture, i tasted the bitterness and had to add 1/4 cup of fondant icing sugar to counteract it. If I didn't add the bittersweet chocolate, it'd be fine without the fondant sugar. If you want it sweeter and do not have fondant icing, confectionary sugar would be another substitute.
green tea truffles
Ingredients
4 ounces chocolate
1/3 cup heavy cream (make sure there is no gelatin in the cream)
2 TBSP of Matcha (Powdered Japanese Green Tea)
(1/4 cup fondant icing sugar)
Topping: finely chopped almond, rice sprinkles, caramel crunch, etc
Directions in making green tea truffle
Start chopping the chocolate and set aside.
Bring heavy cream to a boil. Make sure your cream is heavy, to keep the cream from scorching. ( i used the double boiler method)
Add the Matcha powder and stir until Matcha is dissolved. The resulting cream will be green. Add in the chocolate. Smooth out any big chunks. Stir (don't beat)with a whisk in concentric circles until smooth.
Let the cream stand at room temperature until thick enough to hold a shape. Shape into balls and place onto a parchment lined tray.
Gently rub each chilled truffle to coat lightly with various topping.
Put tray into the freezer for 15 minutes until they set hard.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

These truffles look delicious!

tea said...

Green tea truffles sound great.

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