Cooking with Japanese Green Tea Matcha - utilizing European ingredients -

Hello everyone! This blog is a collection of recipes with Japanese Green tea Matcha. It is not easy to cook Matcha in Europe because it is difficult to find fresh Matcha powder at reasonable price and it is not easy to find recipes using material which you can find easily in Europe. We are trying to introduce easy recipes with Matcha utilizing European ingredients and recommendable Matcha powder. Enjoy a lot our Green Tea recipes! 【COPYRIGHT】All recipes and photographs are copyrighted and may not published elsewhere without permission.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Matcha Chocolate for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to make chocolate for your friends, family, and loved ones. Homemade chocolate is a great expression of love and friendship and if you add Matcha powder to your chocolate, the chocolate becomes more original and healthy. Here are two lovely bite-sized Matcha chocolate recipes to get you in the Valentine’s spirit!


1. Matcha Chocolate

Ingredients:
(2 persons) (Makes small 30 chocolates of size 1.5cm x 1.5cm x 1.5cm)
10ml of cream
5g of butter
150g of white chocolate
1 tablespoon of Matcha to mix with chocolate (3g)
1 tablespoon dried red fruit (3g)
1 tablespoon of Matcha for sprinkling (3g)

Preparation:
1. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat.
2. Crush white chocolate and put it into the cream and melt stirring.
3. Add 3g Matcha and stir with a rubber spatula until smooth.
4. Crush berries and stir with a rubber spatula.
5. Cover the square pan 10cm x 10cm with baking parchment.
6. Pour the mixture into a square mold.
7. Chill in the refrigerator more than 4 hours or overnight.
8. Remove the mixture from the mold.
9. Cut the mixture into square pieces of 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm*
10. Sprinkle Matcha on chocolates.
* Use hot knife to prevent sticking.


2. Matcha Chocolate with red fruit

Ingredients:
(2 persons) (Makes small 30 chocolates of size 1.5cm x 1.5cm x 1.5cm)
10ml cream
5g butter
150g white chocolate
1 tablespoon of Matcha to mix with chocolate (3g)
1 tablespoon dried red fruit (3g)
1 tablespoon dried red fruit for sprinkling (3g)

Preparation:
1. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat.
2. Crush white chocolate and put it into the cream and melt stirring.
3. Add 3g Matcha and stir with a rubber spatula until smooth.
4. Crush berries and stir with a rubber spatula.
5. Cover the square pan 10cm x 10cm with baking parchment.
6. Pour the mixture into a square mold.
7. Chill in the refrigerator more than 4 hours or overnight.
8. Remove the mixture from the mold.
9. Cut into square pieces of 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm*
10. Serve cut chocolates to the plate and spankle crushed berries.
* Use hot knife to prevent sticking.

If you do not have time to cook Matcha Chocolate, buy our chocolate!

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