Green Tea Matcha Chocolates

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You know how much I love Matcha Green Tea if you’ve followed my recipes all these years. When I went back to Malaysia last, I bought these wonderful dark chocolates that was infused with matcha green tea and it was so tasty!
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I have tried to make dark chocolate truffles with matcha but it doesn’t matter how much matcha I add, they just don’t taste as good as I had hoped it would. I have decided to make it with white chocolates, so that the matcha flavour can come through, and the colour makes it more eye-catching. If you don’t have Matcha powder, you can gently heat up the cream with a heaped teaspoon of green tea leaves, and leave it to cool and steep for an hour or so. Then sieve the leaves out and continue. The chocolates will not be green, though. Alternatively, use different tea leaves if you want, like earl grey or jasmine.
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You can use chocolate moulds, or line a small baking tray with parchment paper, and then cut them into small squares. I did both!

Ingredients:

  • 200g of white chocolate
  • 60ml of cream
  • 10g (1 tbsp) of butter
  • 2 tbsps of matcha green tea powder + 2 tsps extra to dust

Preparation:

  1. Chop the white chocolate into small pieces so it will melt easier and evenly in the cream. Cube the butter into small pieces, too.gtmchocs05
  2. Gently heat the cream (make sure it doesn’t boil!) when you see that it’s gently heating, remove from the heat source.
  3. Add the chopped chocolates and butter, and stir until it’s mixed thoroughly. It will solidify quickly, so you will need to work fast.gtmchocs06
  4. Sieve the green tea powder into the chocolate and cream mixture and mix thoroughly until the colour is all uniform green, and non-patchy.
  5. In the prepared baking tray, or chocolate moulds, pour the mixture in. Tap the tray or mould on the counter top to remove the air bubbles in the mixture, and use a spatula to even/flatten the top of the chocolate mixture.
  6. Refrigerate for 5 hours, or overnight.
  7. Rinse a sharp knife with hot water, and dry thoroughly. This will help when you cut the chocolate.gtmchocs07
  8. Cut into cubes, and dust with the green tea powder (or remove from mould and then dust with the green tea powder)gtmchocs08
  9. Serve!gtmchocs09
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