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(S2Ep8) Feeling Tired: Macadamia Tea Chocolate Crackers

This episode can also be watched on YouTube: http://youtu.be/kYeJFv6y_SE

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Feeling tired? Tea contains caffeine and theanine, which heightens our mental alertness and reduces stress. So when I’m tired, I like to make a delicious sweet snack using tea. Luckily my friends from Tearroir can hook me up with the best! Next time your eyes are drooping, make sure to make a batch of these gorgeous crackers!

Recipe adapted from Melanie Leonard. Full recipe below.

TEA SOURCE: Austin Yoder & David Willson from Tearroir (http://www.tearroir.com) No matter where you are in the world, if you are interested in trying any of the Tearroir tea range, get in touch with media@tearroir.com

LOCATION: Meimen Qigong Center, DaAn, Taipei, Taiwan (http://www.mymeimen.org)

PRESENTER/PRODUCER: Graci Kim.
DOP/DIRECTOR: PolakTV.
EXC PRODUCER: Verity Mackintosh.
HAIR/MAKEUP: Kimora Lee Hair.
WARDROBE: Lin Dian Jen.
PROD ASSISTANT: William Openshaw.
GUESTS: Tea Ceremony – Chiu Sheau Lin (Darling) & volunteers from the Meimen Qigong Center.

MUSIC:
Opening Titles: Life is good 2
Location: Microchip
Recipe/Quote: Monks
Kitchen: Monks
Closing Sequence: Play with me 2

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MACADAMIA TEA CHOCOLATE CRACKERS

Adapted from Melanie Leonard’s recipe

–        Saltine crackers (24x)

–        Butter (1.5 sticks or 170g)

–        Brown sugar (1 cup)

–        Honey (1/2 cup)

–        Vanilla extract (1 tsp)

–        Fine sea salt (pinch)

–        Macadamia nuts (1-2 cups)

–        Whittakers Dark Ghana or your favourite dark chocolate (1 cup or 175g)

–        Butter (1/2 stick or 57g)

–        Matcha tea powder (2 tbsp)

(1)  Line a 13×9 inch baking dish with baking/parchment paper. Spread crackers down in a single layer on pan.

(2)  In a saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and honey. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until mixture starts to get thick and sticky. Reduce heat to a simmer for a few minutes, still stirring constantly.

(3)  Remove from the heat, and stir in vanilla extract, sea salt and macadamia nuts.

(4)  Pour the mixture over the crackers in the prepared pan, spreading to cover.

(5)  In another saucepan, combine tea powder with butter (1/2 stick) and Whittakers Dark Ghana chocolate until it’s all well mixed and molten into a chocolate liquid.

(6)  Using a spoon, drizzle chocolate over the firmed up macadamia crackers. Put in freezer/fridge until firm.

(7)  When chilled, invert the baking dish onto a cutting board and peel away the baking/parchment paper. Using your hands, break into large pieces and serve !

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