Is match (green tea) only for drinks? Definitely not.
You may have not heard about the food craze involving matcha, but when you taste it, you will soon be addicted. Matcha is not new as it has been used by Japanese and many parts of the world as green tea powder. The extract is easily recognizable because of its bright green color. For most people though, they enjoyed matcha not only for its taste, but also for its health benefits. A few cups a day can lower risks of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
If those details about matcha have caught your attention, here are the recipes to try:
Matchamisu comes from the idea of incorporating matcha with tiramisu where layer upon layer of the green tea powder is used to make the decadent treat. You will need a separate list of ingredients for the syrup and the cream, but overall it’s not a difficult recipe to follow. Beware though if you’re sensitive to the effects of caffeine as you may want to eat only a few of the matchamisu.
Doughnuts are not exactly one of the healthiest foods in the world. However, when you add matcha into the list of ingredients, they can become delicious snacks that have more than sugar in them. If you have already made some doughnuts in the past, you will find it easy to follow this recipe. It is almost the same as making a regular glazed doughnut except for the fact that you have matcha in the ingredients list.
While we’re talking about sweet snacks, here is another one that will satisfy your sweet tooth: cookies. Once again, you will use matcha in these sugar cookies. When done correctly, the green tea powder dominates the taste of the whole cookie. However, the butter, egg, and sugar flavors are still there, making the cookies taste unique, but still true to being cookies.
Matcha is one of the primary ingredients here, along with plain yogurt, honey, vanilla and almond extracts, and mochi bits. It is easy to make these popsicles where you just combine the ingredients together except for the mochi. They are not only refreshing, but also good for your health.
Whether you try the matcha pops or anything from this list, you will know exactly why green tea powder is the new food trend that many food enthusiasts crave and enjoy. Soon, you will be able to incorporate matcha in other foods, such as macarons, ice cream, and even cocktails.