"Cocoa dusted almonds" and "Chocolate covered almonds"... many people love these snacks.
Let's make delicious almonds with a Japanese twist using Hojicha powder!
It looks like cocoa powder, and tastes quite similar in a way as it is also quite bitter. Hojicha is a good paring with chocolate and almond. Bitterness and the roasted aroma in Hojicha bring out the flavor of chocolate and almonds.
It is a perfect gift. Give your family or friends a surprise with the new flavor!
Hojicha & Chocolate Coated Almonds Recipe
150g / 5oz of almonds (unsalted)
4tbs of sugar
3tbs of water
150g / 5oz of chocolate (milk chocolate)
2tbs of butter
4tsp of Hojicha powder (1tbs for the chocolate sauce , 3tbs for sprinkling)
pinch of salt
1 Place sugar and water in a pan over low-medium heat and bring it to a simmer stirring often.
2 Add almonds stirring continuously with a spatula until almonds are caramelized.
3 Remove from the heat, and stir in the butter and salt. Allow to cool completely on a parchment paper.
4 Melt the chocolate using double boiler, stirring until no lumps remain. Add 1 tsp of Hojicha powder and stir.
4 Place the almonds in a bowl, and pour the melted chocolate little by little over them and stir with a spatula until each almond is coated in chocolate.
Better to work putting the bowl of almonds into a bowl of cold water with ice cubes.
5 Add Hojicha powder to the bowl, and stir with a spatula until the almonds are dusted.
Nice to have them with pink peppercorns! The spicy flavor goes well with the almonds. Beautiful and delicious dessert for the adults.
Enjoying with a glass of whisky or wine will be good, too.
Enjoy your time!!
The almonds and oolong tea are a good match.