On New Year’s Eve I was invited to friends’ house for the New Year’s Eve Dinner with some other good friends of mine. Many of us are foodies so we each brought some different dishes.
The main dish and dessert were already made by somebody else so I made some nibbles for drink before the dinner started. It was Mushroom Vol au Vents and Cheese Twists. It took a while until the main dish was ready to serve so my nibbles went down a treet whilst we were waiting.
The main food was a roasted chicken brought in by Miss D. She also cooked all the side dishes such as Braised Red Cabbage, Lentil with Italian Sausage and roasted potatoes & Tomato with garlic (famous? Gwyneth Paltrow recipe). It was delicious! Thank you Miss D for your hard work.
Our course followed by a selection of Cheeses & Biscuits, Grapefruit Posset and Melting Snow Man made by the friend’s daughter and then Herbal Tea.
As our little tradition of exchanging gifts on the New Year’s Day I took some ‘Matcha Chocolate’ in a handmade Origami Box with me.
It’s easy to make and taste so good. It can be a very good gift for a Matcha lover. I presented it in a handmade Origami Box.
- White Chocolate 120g
- Matcha, Green Tea Powder 5g
- Double Cream 50g
- Unsalted Butter 12g
- Honey/Maple Syrrup 1 Tsp
- Brandy 1 Tbsp
- Matcha, Green Tea Powder 1 Tbsp
- Powder Sugar 1 Tbsp
Prepare a flat container about 10x10cm and place a cling film inside
Grate White Chocolate into small chunks
Start heating Cream & Butter in a glass bowl over hot water in a cooking pan (bain-marie). Melt Butter completely
Remove the bowl from the heat when the water in the pan start boiling or when the bowl becomes too hot
Add in Honey & grated White Chocolate and mix well till all gets dissolved completely
Add in Matcha Powder by using a sieve and mix well until it becomes smooth paste
Add in Brandy and pour the mixture into the prepared container with a cling film inside. Chill it in a refrigerator for 2-3 hours
Cut it into small cubes and dust with the mixture of Matcha and Powder Sugar
- Do not over heat White Chocolate.
- Adjust the sweetness of dusting mixture to your taste