Sunday, July 4, 2010

White Chocolate pudding with a Hint of Matcha Green Tea

A heat wave is coming our way for the next few days, and I'm more in the mood to eating refreshing foods that take only minutes to make. This white chocolate pudding with a hint of matcha green tea is so easy to make with only 2 easy steps : 1) Blend and 2) chill.

It's the same recipe as my colleague Linda's Decadent Tofu and Chocolate Pie from last month's Popotte Santé gathering, made mainly with tofu.

The white chocolate gives this pudding a nice velvety texture with a touch of sweetness. The matcha green tea gives it a nice rich flavour. It's both refreshing and decadent.

Silken tofu, white chocolate chips, matcha green tea powder

Preparation; 5 minutes, Refrigeration time : at least 1 hour for best results

Recipe "au pif":1 (about 450g)large block of soft and silky tofu (Nori-Nu)
100 g (3/4 cup) white chocolate (such as Nestle white chocolate chips)
2 tsp matcha green tea (can be found in local Asian grocery store)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or in the micro-wave at medium for 2-3 minutes. Note that when using the microwave, the chips will not be melted after 2 minutes. Simply use a spatula and crush the softened chips until you obtain a melted texture.

Add the melted white chocolate and vanilla to the tofu in the food processor. Pulse until well incorporated.

Transfer the tofu chocolate mix into individual ramequins or small serving bowls.

Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hours, for best results.

Serve cold for a decadent and rich, yet so healthy, dessert.

Serves 4 people.

Share and enjoy!


Matcha Green Tea said...

Many folks wonder what Matcha Green Tea tastes like. It is an often misunderstood, highly complex, alluring flavor. Chlorophyll together with amino acids supply Matcha with its distinctive rich taste. It has an initial astringent, vegetal taste which then gives way to a lingering sweetness. When Matcha is whisked with water in the traditional style of Japan, it is actually a very full-bodied green tea. The high intensity of your first Matcha experience can be compared to the first time you red wine or dark chocolate. When Matcha is used as in ingredient in baking, cooking, or beverages, the taste will become more subtle. It can add the unique flavor, (and generally the color), of green tea to a variety of creations such as ice cream, cupcakes, smoothies, a latte, or various different sauces.

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