As I promised here is the step-by-step instruction for the Matcha-Muffins. I found the recipe from the website: cookpad.com (Smile Kitchen). The whole description is in japanese, so I translate it for you:
For 6 Muffins you need:
1.5 tablespoon of Matcha (=greentea) powder
1 teaspoon of baking powder
oven baking temperature: 180 C°
baking time: ~25min
What is Matcha??? Matcha is premium green tea powder from Japan used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. While other green teas are grown throughout the world, matcha is unique to Japan. It is the heart of the Japanese way of tea and has been celebrated in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony for hundreds of years. (matchasource.com)
As it is my first post about Muffins, I’ll show you how
I usually bake my quick little cakes:As you can see I use colourful baking cups and silicone cups.
You’ll find them in every Migros-shop.
Ok, back to the instruction:
1. mix the butter (room temperature) until it becomes a creamy condition
2. then add the sugar first and then the egg (mix everything together very well)
3. afterwards, add the Matcha-flour (flour+greentea and baking powder > see picture below) to the butter cream
4. finally, add milk.
and now: MIX MIX MIX… …and ready is the matcha-dough! :)
Now it’s your decision wheter you like to add more ingredients.
I decided to bake some Muffins with:
– Chocolate chip
– つぶあん (Red Azuki bean paste)
For the Matcha-syrup I mixed some sugar, greentea powder and 抹茶ラテベース from MAXIM (see picture below). Unfortunately the Matcha Latte is from Japan and I don’t think that you can buy it in Switzerland…
I filled the baking cups as follows:
1. Bottom: 1/3 Matcha-dough
2. Middle: Matcha-syrup, chocolate chip or つぶあん
3. Top: again 1/3 Matcha-dough
If you are satisfied with your result, heat the oven to 180C° and bake the Muffins for about 25 minutes.
Don’t forget to cool the Muffins for a few minutes.With Tsubuan (つぶあん)