Sunday, January 11, 2009
Green Tea Muffins
The Japanese have been using Matcha or green tea powder in their confections, cakes and anything sweet for years and these days it's becoming pretty common place among food bloggers. If you google 'Matcha' you'll find images of anything from Matcha Ice Cream to Matcha Madeleines. Green tea powder is easy to use because it doesn't have a very dominating flavor and gives your confections a bright green color.
These Green Tea Muffins were made by Ronny while I sat in the living room proofreading a paper by a mathematician. I can tell you that it was very nice when these came out of the oven warm and I have to admit I ate two of them - which is why we don't make these very often!
125 g Unsalted Butter (Melted and Cooled)
2.5 dl Refined White Sugar
2 Tsp Vanilla Sugar
2 Tsp Matcha (Green Tea Powder)
2 Tbsp Honey
1.5 Tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
5 dl Flour
1 dl Milk
Step 1: Beat the sugar, vanilla sugar, pinch of salt and butter together than add the eggs and beat some more. Then add the honey.
Step 2: Sift the flour with the baking powder and Matcha.
Step 3: Mix the dry mixture and milk slowly into the wet mixture.
Step 4: Ladle the bright green mixture into the muffin tray and bake in a preheated oven at 200 C or 400 F. Enjoy.
These muffins will not be very sweet. If you want a sweeter muffin you'll have to add more honey.