If you're passionate about baking and love the unique flavor of Matcha, this article is for you. We've compiled 4 delightful recipes that will help you embrace the art of baking with Matcha.
Why bake with Matcha?
Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. Not only it gives your baked goods a vibrant green color, but it also enhances the taste with its rich and complex flavor profile. Full of antioxidants, it's a healthy addition to your baking repertoire.
Baking with Matcha: Tips and tricks
When baking with Matcha, remember that a little goes a long way. Start with a small amount and adjust according to your taste. Also, quality matters. Use ceremonial grade Matcha for the best flavor. Another tip is to sift the Matcha powder before use to avoid lumps in your mixture.
Now let's get to our 4 delightful Matcha baking recipes.
- Matcha cookies
These cookies are easy to make and absolutely delicious. They have a soft center, crispy edges, and a lovely Matcha flavor. Perfect for tea time!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp Matcha powder
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl, whisk together flour and Matcha powder.
In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and mix well.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto the baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden.
Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
These muffins are moist, fluffy, and full of Matcha goodness. They make a perfect breakfast or snack.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp Matcha powder
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and Matcha powder.
- In another bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and oil.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
- Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
We've also included a Matcha cake and Matcha bread in our delightful Matcha baking recipes. Check out the table below for details.
Hopefully, these recipes inspire you to start your own journey in the art of baking with Matcha.