Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Matcha Green Tea Chocolates

Thought I'd do some more matcha green tea flavored white chocolates for the holidays.

Stacey's Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Ingredients
16 oz Guittard white chocolate couverture
0.5 oz matcha green tea powder
4-8 oz Guittard 38% milk chocolate couverture

I tempered the chocolate and then sprinkled in the green tea powder a little bit at a time, to avoid clumping.  I also made sure to crush any lumps in the powder with a spoon beforehand.

I used the leaf and seashell molds.  For the seashell molds (18 count), I added some milk chocolate to the bottom for a nice two-toned effect. I tempered the milk chocolate after filling with the matcha white chocolate and so when I topped off with the milk chocolate, the white was already mostly set.

Also, it's best to tap the mold as you fill each cavity to release any bubbles and make sure the chocolate fills the molds evenly.  I usually just use a teaspoon to fill each mold.  Once they'd cooled for several hours at room temperature, I inverted the molds and freed the chocolates.


Happy Holidays!

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