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Green Tea Dark Chocolate Truffles

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Every bit as wonderful as green tea truffles available in high-end specialty chocolate shops! These indulgent dark chocolate ganache truffles, infused with the delicate flavor of green tea, are rolled in intense matcha green tea powder for Japanese-inspired chocolates with lots of on-trend cache.
Ingredients
  Heavy cream 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Matcha green tea 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dark chocolate 7 Ounce, finely chopped
  Matcha green tea 2 Tablespoon (For coasting the chocolates)
Directions

MAKING
1. Combine cream, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea in nonstick sauce pan and whisk to blend. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; remove from heat.
2. Immediately add 5 ounces fine chopped chocolate to hot cream mixture and gently stir to blend. Spread chocolate/cream ganache mixture in shallow dish and refrigerate until firm to touch.
3. Shape chilled chocolate ganache mixture into balls and arrange on plate or baking sheet lined with wax paper. If chocolate ganache gets too soft to roll into balls, refrigerate briefly.
4. Freeze truffles until firm.
5. Melt 2 ounces chopped chocolate in top of double boiler. Dip frozen truffles in chocolate to lightly coat. Cool.
6. Roll cooled truffles in matcha green tea powder to lightly coat. Store truffles in refrigerator until ready to serve.

SERVING
7. Serve these home made green tea truffles as dessert for friends and family.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Rich
Method: 
Chilling
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Easy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
140 Minutes
Story
Matcha green tea, most commonly used in coffeehouse-style beverages such as iced green tea latte and frappuccino, is available in Asian markets and health food stores. Sold in small tins, this intense ground green tea powder adds an exotic fragrant flavor note and edgy contemporary appearance to these rich dark chocolate truffles. For more traditional appearance, roll truffles in Askinosie Natural Cocoa Powder. We used 70% dark chocolate for this bittersweet truffle recipe; for sweeter truffles try 52% dark milk chocolate or white chocolate.
These rich chocolaty green tea truffles, are perfect to be served up at anytime. Watch the video to see how the chef combines matcha green tea with chocolate to make an absolutely succulent snack in no time. Try it at home and wow your guest with your culinary skills. Seems so tempting that you can’t just stop with one!

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