Happy Lunar New Year everyone!
Did any of you guys celebrate?
We were going to go to a dumpling festival, but life got in the way and we couldn’t. Oh well, maybe next year. Or maybe, I’ll just go get dumplings myself sometime this week. I do love dumplings.
I did, however, do something super cool on Saturday for the blog!
I got to go and do a wine tasting and talk about this local winery called Wattle Creek. Keep a look out for that post in February!
Yesterday, I was sitting thinking that I had already completely done the post for today and I realized I was supposed to make brownies!
It’s another post for the Valentine’s Day series.
And I was like, ‘Oh, crap!’ Because I hadn’t even thought of what kind of brownies I was going to do or which of my recipes would be best and I started freaking out.
I am a very organized person when it comes to my blog, so having forgotten something is like a sin to me.
I was talking to one of my best friend’s, who loves matcha, and came up with a great idea… A matcha brownie.
I looked on pinterest at all of the recipes and none of them were what I wanted and none of them looked like I wanted mine to look.
So I had to brainstorm and fast.
B only sleeps a few hours and I literally only have that amount of time to do anything blog related. (Other than before he wakes up and after he goes to bed.)
I took one of my old brownie recipes and I substituted a large portion of the cocoa with the matcha green tea powder.
I was a little hesitant because I didn’t know how this was going to taste, but I was confident it would be good.
I added a little milk chocolate chips into it so that I had a little sweetness to counterbalance the earthy tones of the matcha.
When It was finished, I could barely wait for it to cool down. I cut off a piece and it was perfect. It was dense and fudgy with sweet little chocolate morsels throughout out. And the matcha was the perfect amount.
Amazing Matcha Brownies
- 1 cup butter melted
- 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tbs vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 3/4 cup matcha powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 bag chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In a stand mixer, mix butter, sugar, vanilla until smooth
- Whisk in eggs one at a time
- Add flour, cocoa, matcha powder and salt
- Line 9x13'' with parchment paper and fill with batter
- Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
Cook time: 40 mins.
Total time: 55 mins.
This little brownie is great for the matcha lover in your life and for yourself, if that matcha lover is you. I swear I could eat a whole plate of them myself.
Do you like matcha?
What’s your favorite matcha recipe?
Let me know on facebook!
Need more desserts in your life?