Have you had any matcha sweets? Have you made them by yourself? What I love about matcha sweets is I can enjoy a nice flavor of matcha and also enjoy sweet and bitter at the same time. I think bitter taste brings out the sweet flavor.
I felt like having matcha cake with a rich taste. Also I wanted to make a simple recipe. I tried making it a few times and I got an idea to bake with white chocolate!! I think matcha goes very well with white chocolate!
I used this matcha for the cake.
柚子 (Yuzu) is a type of Japanese citrus fruit. There is just a little natural yuzu peel powder in the matcha. You will feel a flavor of Yuzu when you bake. Please try it if you would like to add a refreshing citrus aroma with the brownie!!
It is no problem to use any matcha at home. I am happy if you would bake it and enjoy the rich taste.
MATCHA WHITE BROWNIE RECIPE
[ For 20cm x 20cm (8in x 8in) tin ]
60g / 2.1oz plain flour
20g / 0.7oz matcha
80g / 2.8oz sugar *1
150g / 5.3oz white chocolate
50ml oil *2
60g / 2.1oz walnuts
*1 any sugar is fine. きび砂糖 (Kibizatou) -unrefined cane sugar is used in this recipe.
*2 菜種油 (Natane Abura) - rape seed oil is used in this recipe. You can use any oil such as sunflower seed, corn oil, peanuts oil, safflower oil, cotton seed oil etc...except for having a strong flavor oil.
Shift the flour and matcha together.
Break up the chocolate.
Roast the walnuts and chop finely.
Pre-heat the oven to 160 ℃ / 320F.
1 Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a bowl.
2 Put the broken-up chocolate and oil in a bowl over a bowl containing warm water, without the bowl touching the water. Stir until it has melted.
3 Add the mixture of chocolates and oil into the bowl of the mixture of eggs and sugar and stir well.
4 Add flour and matcha into the bowl and mix lightly with a rubber spatula and then add walnuts.
5 Pour the mixture into the baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. (It is also fine to grease the tray and pour the mixture into the tray.)
6 Bake for 20 minutes until springy in the middle.
Here it is !!
Please have a pot of tea or coffee and enjoy your tea time !!
It would be good to have it with a glass of white wine !!
Enjoy yourself !!