Matcha Blondies (greenies?) 

We recently got a bag of matcha to play around with and I’ve been having a lot of fun trying random experiments with it. I’ve got a few other ideas in the works, but this recipe went well so we’ll start with that!

What you need:

 

  • 1/2 cup of butter, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line an 8×8 brownie pan with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the melted butter and sugar in a bowl. Add the egg and mix to combine. Be sure the melted butter has cooled slightly as you do not want to cook the egg.
  3. Add the flour, matcha, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, mix it all together.
  4. Pour into the pan and spread evenly. We had sprinkled some chocolate flakes on top for fun but you don’t need to do this, just made it look pretty! Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool. Cut into squares or rectangles and serve.

Things I’ve learned about matcha so far:

  1. A little goes a long way. Each recipe has used only 1-2 tbsp of the powder.
  2. It’s a subtle (but distinct) flavour that you can easily drown out, so choose neutral or vanilla type desserts to add it to.
  3. It can dry out your recipe a tad so depending on how much you use, consider adding a tiny amount of liquid and adjust your recipes accordingly.
  4. It’s fucking delicious.

 

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