Matcha Brownies

I have been absent from the blog for a while, not for want of trying. I have been baking quite extensively, but have been either too lazy to post or was not quite happy with the result (which happens even to the best of us!). Just in the past week or so I made 3 different types of brownies and will shortly post the classic variation, but today I wanted go slightly adventurous with white chocolate matcha brownies.

I absolutely love match green tea and after our recent trip to Japan I have been using it quite a lot. The brownie made according to this recipe comes out nice and crumbly, I think I may even try using it as a cake base at some point in the future.

Ingredients:

  1. 150g white chocolate
  2. 100g butter
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 70g sugar
  5. pinch of salt
  6. 50g flour
  7. 1tsp baking powder
  8. 1tbsp dark rum
  9. 10g match powder
  10. 10g almonds
  11. 50g walnuts (or other nuts, I happened to have hazelnuts available)

 

Instructions:

  1. Toast the walnuts (I know a lot of people toast nuts in the oven, I prefer to toast mine in the pan) and chop walnuts. Again, how big or small you chop them is up to you, if you like your brownies to have a bit of a bite, then make them on the larger side.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 170c.
  3. Place chocolate and butter into a bowl and melt over a bain marie (a water bath). Put aside and let cool just slightly.

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4. In a separate bowl beat together eggs and sugar until the mixture gets lighter in colour. Add salt and rum.

5. Add flour, baking powder and matcha to the egg and sugar mixture. Mix well.

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6. Add chocolate and butter mixture and then nuts and once again mix well.

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7. Pour the mixture into a baking pan (I use a square non-stick baking pan, but if you are using a regular pan make sure to butter it).

8. Bake for 25-30 minutes. The baking time will depend on your oven check the brownies quite often. Make sure not to overbake them. If you notice the edges starting to brown, the brownies are ready even if they are not quite set in the middle.

9. Make sure to cool your brownies completely before cutting them. I melted some white chocolate and covered the prepared brownies, but you can easily use icing sugar or chopped nuts.

Enjoy!

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