Jay's Recipes


【Yogurt Truffle】Jay’s Hacco-licious Recipes vol.43

Jay Asanuma is a formally trained chef, certified holistic health coach, and runs an organic fermented foods business in New York. As a long time researcher of fermented (hacco) foods, Jay will share his delicious hacco recipes for you to try at home.

MAST BROTHERS CHOCOLATE │ Williamsburg, Brooklyn


Most of the people may don’t know “chocolate is fermented food”.

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Most of the people may don’t know “chocolate is fermented food”. However in fact, the cacao beans go through fermentation process, after they are harvested for 5-7 days.

Yogurt Truffle, you can consume Living lactic acid bacteria with a lot of benefit of chocolate.


So in this recipe, I tried to make truffle chocolate in healthier way.
How about adding yogurt to chocolate in low temperature. In this way you can consume

“Living lactic acid bacteria”

with a lot of benefit of chocolate.

Yogurt Truffle

Yogurt Truffle


・1pcs Chocolate bar
・Plan yogurt (same amount of chocolate)
・Cacao powder


1. Melt chopped chocolate in a dry bowl set over simmering water, to about 48-50ºC.
2. Remove from heat then add yogurt and mix it.
3. Let it cool for a while.
4. Roll one spoon of chocolate in hands.
5. Dust cacao powder.

Yogurt Truffle:Jay’s note

Chocolate is one of the best source of natural antioxidant plant compounds, called “flavonoids”.
Cocoa products account for a major proportion of flavonoid intake in many countries now.
Flavonoids are bitter and astringent (you’d know this fact if you’ve eaten unsweetened chocolate or cacao nibs). This is a reason many chocolate products are sweetened and added milk.

Jay Asanuma

Jay Asanuma

Chef, certified holistic health coach, and researcher of health foods. He was selected as a chef for Honmura-an New York branch in 1987, the restaurant a three star recognition from the New York Times. Years later, in order to broaden culinary repertoire, he relocated to Paris also traveled over the world. He has made a cup of miso soup for the Dalai lama in foundation dinner in New York. His focus now lies in unique Japanese fermented foods which will be next "superfood". And as health coach, his knowledge covers a variety of health theories, such as macrobiotics, raw food, Ayurveda, fasting, and juicing etc.   blog:NY Holistic Style