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- Ready In:
- 10 ounces white chocolate
- 1⁄3 cup heavy cream
- 3⁄4 teaspoon cooking grade green tea (sifted)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons hot water (if needed)
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar (optional)
- 1 tablespoon green tea powder, for coating (optional)
- 1 ounce melted milk, dark (optional) or 1 ounce white chocolate (optional)
- In a saucepan, warm the heavy cream and butter on low heat, only to melt the butter.
- Slowly add the warm cream mixture to the matcha and whisk or stir until there aren’t any lumps. Set aside.
- Rough chop the white chocolate. Melt, either by placing in double boiler with hot water that has been brought to a boil & turned off, or on extremely gentle direct heat in a covered saucepan. If you use direct heat, do not wait until fully melted. Remove when partially melted & stir until fully melted. Return to heat only if absolutely necessary.
- Once the chocolate has melted completely, pour in the matcha cream and mix well.
- If the chocolate starts to separate or look grainy add in a tablespoon of hot water and the chocolate mixture/ganache will come back together. Add another tablespoon if needed.
- If you want square truffles, spoon the ganache into a silicone ice-cube tray. To get a smooth and even surface, scrape off the top of the mold. Put the molds into the fridge for about 4-5 hours to solidify the ganache and then carefully pop the cubes out of the molds.
- If you want round truffles, refrigerate the ganache for at least ½ hour. Remove and with two spoons, scoop 1-in balls of the ganache onto a baking sheet. With your hands, roll the balls into smooth, uniform shapes.
- Now, you get creative. If you wish to coat in chocolate, do so. If you like simplicity & the stark taste of matcha, sift some matcha on a plate and coat each truffle. You can mix the matcha with some confectioner’s sugar if you wish. Decorate further as you choose (for instance, sprinkle with crushed raspberry powder).
- Keep the truffles refrigerated.
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