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Soft Matcha Caramels

The most surprising thing about a soft caramel is how smooth and velvety it is the moment it hits your tongue. Our Matcha Soft Caramels are a further enhanced version by incorporating the aroma and flavor of Matcha.

Makes enough to share.

Ingredients

    For the Soft Caramels:

    • 2 Tbsp Milk
    • 2 Tbsp Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha
    • 1 ½ Tbsp Butter
    • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
    • A pinch of Salt
    • 1/2 cup Milk
    • 3 Tbsp Condensed Milk
    • 2/3 cup Granulated Sugar

    For the Coating:

Directions

    1. Combine the sugar, condensed milk, 1/2 cup of milk, and pinch of salt together in a pot over med-low heat.  (The lower the temperature the better so you can avoid burning the sugar.)
    2. Once it is all well melted together, add the cream and butter.  Continue to simmer for about 20 minutes.  (Again, make sure nothing burns.)
    3. Dissolve the Matcha in some milk and mix it until it is smooth with no lumps.  Set aside.  (It is easiest to avoid lumps by sifting the Matcha into the milk rather than adding it directly from the measuring spoon.)
    4. Transfer the simmered mixture to a bowl over chilled water to cool.  Once it is cool enough to handle, add in the milk and Matcha, stirring until they are well incorporated.
    5. Pour the whole mixture out on to some parchment paper at once and place it in the refrigerator to cool and take shape.  (Be careful not to leave it in the refrigerator too long as the sugar will crystalize, changing the texture of the caramel for the worse.)
    6. After it has solidified somewhat, remove it from the refrigerator and slice into square pieces.
    7. Mix the Matcha and powdered sugar together and then use to coat the caramels.

    Tip: Gently simmer all the ingredients together so as to not burn the sugar.

    Tip: Add the Matcha and the milk to the caramel sauce only after everything else has come together completely.

     

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