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.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Green Tea 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. This year, consider making Green Tea Chocolates for Valentine's Day. Good luck!!

(for Green Tea Chocolate)
25g of cream
75g of white chocolate
a bit of salt
1 tablespoon of Matcha

(For Dark Chocolate)
150g of dark chocolate

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 Matcha and stir with a rubber spatula until smooth.
4. Add salt and mix well.
5. Crush dark chocolate and melt stirring in a separate saucepan.
6. Pour the dark chocolate into a heart shape mold up to 30% of its height.
7. Pour Matcha chocoalte up to 60% of its height.
8. Pour again the dark chocolate up to 100%.
9. Chill in the refrigerator more than 4 hours or overnight.
11. Sprinkle  Matcha powder on the chocolates. (this is up to personal choice, the coatings can be anything you prefer.)

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