Guest Author - Joy Alari
Valentineís day in Japan is specially for the male folk, it may come as a rude shock to many but donít fret, cos the women also have their own special day of love and it's celebrated the following month.
The Japanese have several, kinds of chocolate sweets and candy and it seems that, they have really mastered this art so well, you canít help but love to munch on these sweets, especially the Green Tea Chocolate Hearts.
The Green Tea Chocolate Hearts is yet another Japanese chocolate master piece, Green Tea Chocolate Hearts is a mixture of chocolate and tea [now why didnít I think of that?]
Contrary to what you might think, this delicious combination of sweet and bitter, really compliment each other so well that, the Japanese people love and canít do without this sweet especially on Valentineís Day, when you set your sights, on the Green Tea Chocolate Hearts candy especially heart shaped, you wonít be able to resist it and would equally fall in love with the Green Tea Chocolate Hearts, just like their maker the Japanese.
So why not try something new this Valentine, to show that special someone that you care and also think that they are special just like the Green Tea Chocolate Hearts, now here is the recipe, why donít you give it a try.
Green Tea Chocolate Hearts Recipe:
White Chocolate Chips
Green Tea Powder
Extra green tea powder
To start making our Green Tea Chocolate Hearts, first pour the white chocolate chips into a bowl, set it aside, in another pan mix your milk and green tea, next put it in a pot and set to low heat, remove from heat only when the green tea, has fully dissolved and the mixture is warm.
Heat the cream in another pan [medium heat] and remove when it starts to boil, add your milk and green tea mixture into the cream and stir.
Later pour all the mixture into the bowl with chocolate chips, continue to stir gently until the chocolate chips have melted fully or till the mixture is smooth.
Then line a pan with wax paper and place, into the heart shaped molds or whichever type of mold you want, next pour the chocolate mixture into the mold and refrigerate, let it cool for about an hour or until very firm.
Now to the mouth watering part, sprinkle the extra Green tea powder, on top of the molds, this will create more color and flavor, once you are sure that the Green Tea Chocolate Hearts is fully firm, carefully remove the Green Tea Chocolate Hearts from the molds and that's it! your Green Tea Chocolate Hearts is ready and can now be served, its happy Valentine Japanese style.
If you donít want the heart shaped style, you can still roll the chocolate in balls, refrigerate and sprinkle the green tea on it.
Now donít forget to send in your delicious comments, enjoy!