Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Recipes: Matcha Mochi Cake // Matcha Granola Balls

Yes, I'm still high on matcha~


But it's not a bad thing afterall, since matcha is good right? :D 

So today's new matcha recipes will be a matcha mochi cake and matcha granola~

Baking this was totally an incidental bake and I love experiments like this in my kitchen! ^^

How I love those cracks on the surface! Looks like brownie doesn't it? Haha! 

It's actually very wobbly~

Guess what? After I left it in the fridge for a day, it actually tasted like the matcha warabi I had in Japan!! Except, this comes with a crispy crust too! :D

Major love this surprise! <3

100g butter, soften
4 eggs
360g coconut milk
340g evaporated milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups glutinous rice flour
1.5 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp matcha powder

1. Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius, line a rectangular pan with parchment paper.

2.  In a mixing bowl, beat butter and eggs together with a whisk until smooth. Then add the milks and the vanilla, mix well. 

3. In a separate bowl, mix the rice flour, sugar, baking powder and matcha together. Add the dry mixture to the wet, and mix well. (You will get a lumpy batter that resembles your pancake batter. It is totally fine and correct)

  1. 4. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and baked for 60 minutes, or until a fork comes out clean when struck into the center. (It will be sticky and wobbly because it's mochi after all!)
  2. 5. Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing. (It's going to be messy as the mochi is sticky!)

  3.  My usual granola fix! :D 
    Recipe is adapted from my previous matcha granola recipe.
    2 cups rolled oats
    1 cup nuts and mixed fruits (I use a combination of these from BoxGreen)
    30g matcha powder (I like strong matcha taste, you can reduce to 20g)
    1 egg, lightly beaten
    4 Tbsp gula melaka sauce
    2 Tbsp organic coconut oil

    1. Preheat oven to 150 degree Celsius and line a baking tray with parchment paper.  

    2. Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.

    3. Add in the lightly beaten egg, gula melaka and coconut oil. Toss and mix to ensure the mixture is coated evenly.

    4. Spread the mixture on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes (stir and mix after 15min). 

    5. Let the granola cool before storing in an air tight container. 

     Instead of granola bar, I shaped some granola into ball like shape for easy snacking! :D

 I'll shall be a bit shameless here by praising myself for coming up with his brilliant idea of granola balls! Hehe.. :D So much easier and convenient to carry around for snacking too! 
Heh. ^^

Can you guess what other matcha recipes will I be 'experimenting' with next? :P

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