March 3rd is Hinamatsuri (Japanese Doll Festival or Girls' Day). On this day, we set up hina dolls (hina-ningyo) that are believed to protect girls from bad luck. Those dolls consist of the Emperor (odairisama), Empress (ohinasama), three court ladies (sanninkanjyo), and five musicians (goninbayashi) in traditional court dress of the Heian period.
On Hinamatsuri, we eat colorful rice puffs called hina-arare. They commonly consists of three colors: pink, white, and green: pink represents life, white represents earth, and green represents trees. Those who eat them are believed to drive out their misfortune and disease.
Today, I will show you a crispy truffles recipe using leftover hina-arare ;)
Crispy Hina-Arare Cheese Truffles
Time: 10min + 60min refrigeration time
Number of servings: 8
50g (1.8oz.) cream cheese *softened to room temperature
50g (1.8oz.) white chocolate *melted over a pot of boiling water
30g (1.0oz.) hina-arare (for filling) *use the small grains
moderate amount hina-arare (for topping) *use the small grains
1. In a bowl, mix softened cream cheese and melted white chocolate, add hina-arare (for filling), and gently mix it in.
2. Divide the mixture into 8, roll into balls using hands, roll truffles in hina-arare (for topping), and refrigerate for 30 minutes until they set.
My original recipe in Japanese is here.
Verrrrry easy, and not that sweet, so try it out!
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