With yet another week gone, the holidays are slowly drawing closer. We love holiday season here at Kenko Matcha Tea, as it means more time to spend with friends and family. And of course, more time for eating!
In that spirit, we’ve come up with some tasty recipes for this special time of year. Today we’re excited to share this Matcha Nama Chocolate Recipe by the very talented Shellie Froidevaux from @ironchefshellie.
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Shellie says this brilliant Matcha Green Tea Nama Chocolate Recipe is inspired by the famous Royce Nama Chocolate, a company that hails from Japan that’s known for chocolate made with high quality cacao and cream. When pairing this tasty chocolate with matcha, the taste is extraordinary, making it the perfect choice for the holiday season.
Shellie has followed the recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook to make these gorgeous matcha green tea chocolates.
Nama Matcha Chocolate Recipe
Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Serves: 36 pieces
*Seizing happens when moisture (a tiny water droplet or steam) is introduced to the melted chocolate, turning smooth liquid chocolate into a lumpy, grainy mass.
**Separation happens when the oil comes out the chocolate while it’s melting, because the chocolate is too hot. When chocolate gets too hot, the cocoa butter separates from the solids, and there is no way to retrieve it.
A general rule to avoid separation is to use a gentle heat (simmer on lowest heat) and stir frequently. For this recipe, make sure you don’t boil the cream and remove it from the heat as soon as bubbles appear around the edges of the saucepa
These matcha chocolates should be served chilled. You can keep them in the refrigerator and enjoy them for two to three days. They are a delicious dessert and can also be wrapped up and gifted during the holiday season.
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