Sunday, 14 December 2014

Organic Matcha Green Tea Brownies

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Organic Matcha Green Tea
Organic Matcha Green Tea Brownies.

The lovely people at KissMeOrganics invited me to try some of their Organic Matcha green tea powder in a recipe or two. 

So, with the help of the internet I found some interesting recipes including products such as Okara which I have not come across before. 

I've altered my recipe so you do not have to search the stores form Okara. This is a pulp consisting of insoluble parts of the soybean which remains after pureed soybeans are filtered in the production of soy milk and tofu.....after that description I'm probably glad its not in my store cupboard. But, have no fear this recipe can still be made without the missing Okara.

Ingredients:

225g White chocolate (Dominican Republic)

150g Butter
3 Eggs
105g Caster sugar
1.5 tablespoon of rum
75g of plain flour
A Pinch of salt
1.5 tspn of baking powder
75g Pecan nuts
15g Almonds
15g of Matcha powder (from KissMeOrganics)
30g Icing sugar

According to KissMeOrganics, Matcha tea, has some hidden health properties. Not only is it certified organic but provides additional energy and helps to boost our metabolism. Matcha tea has been around for thousands of years and 


Preparation:

Whisk eggs and sugar
  1. Heat oven to 100 degrees centigrade and toast pecans.
  2. Butter and line a tin (18cm x 27cm) with greaseproof paper 
  3. Melt the chocolate and butter in bowl using a water bath. Do not overheat the chocolate.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs and sugar. Beat them well until thick and cloud like - see picture.
  5. Add salt and rum to the whisked mixture.
  6. Combine flour, baking powder and Matcha powder. Sieve and mix well.
  7. Combine with melted butter and chocolate, mix well.
  8. Stir in pecans and almonds
  9. Bake for about 30-35 minutes in a pre-heated fan oven 160 degrees C.
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    Stir in the Pecans and Almonds
  11. Sprinkle icing sugar on top before serving hot with ice cream.
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Organic Matcha Green Tea Brownies
The finished article! The matcha tea is not overpowering and the finished article is very light and sweet, the pecans add a good crunch. A moist cake rather than brownie in my opinion but none the less delicious. Looking forward to enjoying it with some ice cream! To buy your Matcha powder click here.