Dark Chocolate Matcha Truffles

11:30 am on 12 December 2016


Dark chocolate matcha truffles
Matcha is the highest-quality powdered green tea available, made from the nutrient-rich young leaves picked from the tips of shade-grown Camellia sinensis shrubs. Full of antioxidants and green power.


280 g dark 85% chocolate, chopped coarsely
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of Himalayan pink salt
1 cup full-fat coconut cream or cream
1 Tbsp coconut oil
matcha green tea powder


Toss chocolate in a mixing bowl with the cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
Bring the coconut cream and coconut oil to a slow simmer in a saucepan over medium heat.
Pour coconut cream and oil over the chopped chocolate then stir continuously with a wooden spoon until the chocolate is thoroughly melted and the mixture becomes thick and gorgeously glossy.
Transfer the mixture to a plate or baking dish lined with baking paper and refrigerate for 8 hours (or overnight) to harden.
Peel away the baking paper and chop, spoon or cut into irregular-shaped chunks. Toss the chunks with the matcha green tea powder until they are completely coated. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with some fresh berries; the sharpness of fresh blackberries makes a divine combination.
Makes 48

 

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