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Honey Matcha Cashew balls

Honey and matcha has to be one of my favourite flavour combinations ever since since I learned how to whisk up my own magic green potion.  Given that I add honey to almost everything, matcha was really no exception.  If you're the type to crave little treats throughout the day, these little honey matcha cashew balls are perfect snacking treats for you!

Recently, the team from Vanity Planet sent me their chef's circle digital kitchen scale to test in my kitchen.  I have to admit: baking is not my forte.  It's not that I don't enjoy eating cookies, but more to do with the fact that I do most of my cooking by "feel", which means I'm usually pretty terrible at following recipes.  You see, baking is a science.  You need precision and accuracy in your recipe to ensure success, which is where kitchen gadgets like the chef's circle digital kitchen scale from Vanity Planet really come in handy for people like me.  I recently read a very interesting article by Marc Matsumoto on PBS.org and was surprised to learn that volumetric measurements (cups, tablespoons, teaspoons) are the wrong way to measure large amounts of anything that is not a liquid.

"Take flour for example. It’s a loose powder with a lot of air between each particle of wheat. This means that it can be compressed, which drastically alters the amount of flour that can fit into one cup. Depending on variables such as your angle of approach, the force with which you scoop and the shape of the measuring cup, you could be adding way too little or far too much into the dishes that you make."

Hmmm... I never really thought about that.  The good thing, however, is that kitchen scales are actually relative small and compact enough to fit into any kitchen.  I love that they can do conversions between imperial and metric measurements so I don't have to make use of my terrible math skills in the kitchen anymore!  If you think fancy digital scales are for snobs, you are wrong.  Kitchen scales are actually very affordable and make a great long term investment for any kitchen goddess cooking up a storm!  You can also get 50% off the chef's circle digital kitchen scale from Vanity Planet with my promo: lwscale. 


PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (optional: cashew balls can also be eaten raw)
  2. In a large bowl, combine cashew flour and flaxseed meal.
  3. Melt 2 tbsp of raw honey and 1 tbsp of organic coconut oil together until you have a liquid mixture. 
  4. Mix honey and coconut with dry ingredients until you have a doughy mixture. 
  5. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball and line on baking tray.
  6. Repeat for rest of the batch. 
  7. Bake at 375°F for 15 minutes.
  8. Dust in matcha powder. 

INGREDIENTS

Cashew flour (500g)
Flaxseed meal (50g)
Raw honey (2 tbsp)
Coconut oil (1tbsp)
Food grade matcha powder (enough for dusting)