Matcha White Chocolate Tart
Tonight I was invited for dinner as a Special Guest! Shaun is an avid Sumo wrestling fan so on occasions, he invites friends over for dinner to watch Sumo wrestling tournaments that he PVRs on NHK. Over the winter he makes Japanese hot pots and he said he was going to make it an epic one as this will be the last hot pot dinner for the winter. And Epic it was! He had prepared 2 different types of hot pots - clams, red snapper with bacon, napa cabbage and cherry tomatoes and the original shabu shabu but x3 batches! It was a ton of food and so delish!
Since there was a Japanese theme, I figured I’d try a green tea / matcha tart. What goes well with matcha? Ah…hello? …white chocolate?! So with a little help of marscapone, I managed to create a matcha and white chocolate marscapone tart. I shaved a bit of white chocolate for decoration but I wanted big curly shavings. Next time I’ll get a bigger block of chocolate.
For the matcha I purchased the “Matsu” from David’s Tea. I think I whisked about 1.5 - 2 teaspoons of matcha in a little hot water and let it rest for about a minute or 2. I added the matcha to the white chocolate ganache and marscapone in three different batches, to taste.
The end result was good! The white chocolate sweetened the matcha enough so I didn’t have to add anymore sugar. It seemed to be a hit amongst Shaun’s party guests: Bridget, Eva, Amelia, Dave, Jen and Brendo. Bridget and Dave gave me a “nice try”! Haha!