This is a lazy tasting note, but… I made hojicha caramel apples!
Basically this past weekend I made caramel apple including making my own caramel from scratch using Hojicha Powder!! I just made the caramel like normal and then whisked in about a tablespoon of hojicha powder right at the end under the caramel was smooth again. The deeply toasty nutty flavour of the hojicha comes through very clearly and compliments the tart apple and rich caramel while also offsetting some of the sweetness!
(Not a great photo, but a photo nonetheless!)