Matcha Recipes For Baking

Matcha Recipes For Baking

Matcha, a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves, is not only a popular ingredient for making traditional tea but also a versatile ingredient for baking. Its vibrant green color and unique flavor make it a perfect addition to various baked goods. In this blog post, we will explore some delicious matcha recipes that you can try for your next baking adventure.

1. Matcha Green Tea Cookies

These matcha green tea cookies are not only visually appealing but also incredibly tasty. To make these cookies, you will need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolk and mix well. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, matcha powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until well combined. Roll the dough into small balls and place them on a baking sheet. Flatten each ball slightly with the back of a spoon. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Let the cookies cool on a wire rack before serving.

2. Matcha Swirl Pound Cake

This matcha swirl pound cake is not only visually stunning but also incredibly moist and flavorful. To make this cake, you will need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a loaf pan. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, matcha powder, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk. Mix until just combined. Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Add matcha powder to the remaining batter and mix well. Pour the matcha batter over the plain batter in the loaf pan. Use a knife to create a swirl pattern. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

3. Matcha Cheesecake Bars

These matcha cheesecake bars are a delightful combination of creamy cheesecake and earthy matcha flavor. To make these bars, you will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Start by preheating your oven to 325°F (160°C). In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of a greased baking dish. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, flour, and matcha powder until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the sour cream and vanilla extract. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust in the baking dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center is set. Let the cheesecake bars cool in the dish on a wire rack, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into squares.

These are just a few examples of the many delicious matcha recipes you can try for baking. Matcha adds a unique flavor and vibrant color to your baked goods, making them visually appealing and incredibly tasty. So, why not give matcha a try in your next baking adventure?



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