Get romantic with decadent DoMatcha truffles!
February 05, 2019
This recipe originally comes from Shannon Abdollmohammadi, previously of The Messy Apron blog. Shannon has shared many amazing matcha recipes with us and we love this one for a Valentine's Day treat for yourself, or to share! We've added some vegan alternatives for veg-friendly foodies!
High quality matcha has notes of dark chocolate, so what better to pair it with than chocolate? This decadent confection makes a very special gift for a tea lover.
Matcha-Dusted Dark Chocolate Truffles With Honey
Makes 24 Servings
- 3/4 cup heavy cream (vegan alternative: coconut cream)
- 1 egg yolk, room temperature, beaten (vegan alternative: 1/4 cup aquafaba)
- 10 ounces 70% cacao bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup unpasteurized honey (we love our friends Beekeepers Naturals or African Bronze Honey!)
- 6 ounces 62% cacao semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 4 ounces natural cocoa powder
- 2 ½ teaspoons DōMatcha®
- In a large heavy saucepan, bring heavy cream or coconut cream to a boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and quickly whisk in the egg yolk or aquafaba.
- Add in the chopped bittersweet chocolate and stir until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy. Stir in the honey and 2 tsp of DōMatcha®, mixing well.
- Transfer mixture to a glass bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator for at least five hours.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a small ice cream scooper form 24 truffle balls and evenly place on the baking sheet. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Melt semisweet chocolate in a double boiler. Using a fork, immerse the ganache balls into the melted chocolate one at a time and completely coat them. Return them to the parchment-lined baking sheet and cool until chocolate is almost hard.
- Spread cocoa powder in a thin layer on a flat plate. Roll the ganache balls in the powder until completely coated. Sprinkle the last ½ tsp of DōMatcha®over the top. You can also experiment with other toppings, such as toasted sesame seeds, chopped nuts, or coconut shavings.