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Matcha Guide

Green Tea Matcha Cookies Recipe by Ahu Eats

Green Tea Matcha Cookies Recipe by Ahu Eats

Photo Credit: Ahu Eats
Photo Credit: Ahu Eats

Today we have the Green Tea Matcha Cookie recipe that is so amazing that we have to share from Ahu Eats! It is soft, chewy, with just the right balance of sweetness and bitterness from the matcha. These are the perfect cookies to go with your morning coffee or tea.

Serves: 24

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • ⅞ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¼ tablespoons culinary grade matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl - it should be creamy colored and airy. A hand blender or stand mixer works well for this. This helps the cookie become fluffy and chewy.
  2. Gently incorporate the eggs to the butter mixture one at a time.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet by adding a little at a time and folding or gently mixing the batter together. Keep going until you've incorporated all the remaining flour mixture. The dough should be a beautiful green color.
  5. Chill the dough for at least an hour - up to overnight. The longer the better!
  6. Preheat your oven to 325 F.
  7. Roll the dough into balls the size of ping pong balls and place them on a non-stick cookie sheet.
  8. Bake them for 12-15 minutes until the bottoms just start to become golden brown and the cookie no longer looks wet in the middle. Note: you can always bake them at 350 F for a less moist, fluffy cookie. It will bake faster by about 2-4 minutes 350 F so watch them closely.
  9. Remove and let cool on a rack and enjoy!

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Matcha White Chocolate Bark Recipe

Matcha White Chocolate Bark Recipe

Create a homemade and sweet treat this Valentine's Day with the Matcha White Chocolate Bark recipe. This dessert is easy to make and absolutely delicious. You will be able to taste the lovely combination of bittersweet matcha and white chocolate with a dash of raspberries and coconut.

On a side note, in celebration of Valentine's Day, our Everyday Matcha To-Go Sticks are now on sale for $15 until February 15, 2017. Get it now before the sale ends!

Matcha White Chocolate Bark Recipe

Servings:

16 servings

Preparation:

10x10 inch baking pan with cooking parchment paper over it

Ingredients:

3 tbsp of Culinary Grade Matcha powder

1 lb of White Chocolate, finely chopped

1/2 cup of freeze dried raspberries, lightly crushed

1/3 cup of unsweetened, shaved coconut

Optional:

1/3 cup of crushed nuts of your choice (almond, pistachio..etc)

Ingredients:

  1. Heat a small saucepan with 1 inch of water over high heat until water comes to a simmer
  2. Reduce the heat in order to maintain the bare simmer
  3. Place a large metal bowl over the sauce man of water and add in 3/4 of the white chocolate and stir until it is mostly melted and then add the rest of the chocolate. Becareful not to let it burn! It should be around 100-110 degrees F.
  4. Sift the matcha over the bowl and make sure there are no lumps. Stir until it is uniform in a nice pastel green.
  5. Stir 1/2 of the raspberries, coconut, and nuts into the matcha mixed white chocolate and proceed to pour into the 10x10 in baking pan w/ parchment paper. Sprinkle the rest of toppings over the mix. 
  6. Make sure to gently press the toppings into the chocolate so they stick.
  7. Set aside the the bark to cool for 20 minutes in the fridge.
  8. Take it out and slice into 16 pieces.
  9. Enjoy!

 

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Matcha Slice Recipe (by Lisa Guy)

Matcha Slice Recipe (by Lisa Guy)

Matcha Slice Recipe (by Lisa Guy)

 Photo Credit: Lisa Guy


Here is a Matcha Slice recipe that we really enjoy from Lisa Guy. It is a small, delicious and healthy sweet that is sure to make your taste buds feeling happy.

Ingredients:

Base
½ cup hazelnut or almond meal
1 cup desiccated coconut
10 medjool dates, pitted
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp water

Filling
2 cups raw cashews, soaked for 3 hours or overnight
¼ cup coconut oil
½ cup desiccated coconut
1 heaped tsp matcha powder
2 tbsp maple syrup

Topping
¼ cup raw cacao powder
½ cup coconut oil
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp peanut, cashew or almond butter

Directions:

  1. All base ingredients in food processor and blend until well combined and mixture is crumbly.
  2. Line small slice tin with baking paper, then press base into tin. Place tin in freezer while making filling.
  3. To make filling, drain cashews and place all filling ingredients in food processor and blend until creamy texture.
  4. Pour filling over base and spread evenly. Place in freezer for 1½ hours to set.
  5. Just before you take slice out of freezer, place all topping ingredients in small saucepan on low heat and gently stir while it melts.
  6. Pour chocolate topping over slice, then place back in freezer for another couple of hours.
  7. When ready to serve, sprinkle with matcha using small sieve or tea infuser. Slice and enjoy.

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Simple Matcha Shot Recipe & Video Demonstration

Simple Matcha Shot Recipe & Video Demonstration

matcha shot

Photo Credit: Ramon Puyane

Need a quick and healthy energy booster that will last you throughout the day? Make a matcha shot! It is simple, quick, and great for your health.

Unlike regular energy drinks or espresso shots that will only give you short peaks of energy, matcha will give you much longer lasting energy. It also increases your immune system, lowers sugar level, aids in weight loss, and keeps your skin as healthy as ever with its special anti-aging properties. Having a matcha shot once a day will surely keep your health in check!

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 tsp of Chalait Everyday/Top/Reserve Grade matcha powder (shop here)
  • 2 oz of 175 degree water (less than boiling)
  • 1 shot glass
  • matcha whisk
  • matcha bowl

DIRECTIONS: 

  1. Put 1 tsp of matcha into the matcha bowl.
  2. Add the 2 oz of 175 degree water into the bowl.
  3. Take your matcha whisk and whisk the matcha in a zig zag or "W" formation until it is frothy.
  4. Lastly, pour the matcha into the shot glass.
  5. Enjoy!

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION:

Filmed by Erica Ly and edited by Pedro Chacon. Music is Italian Afternoon by Twin Musicom

In addition to the matcha shot, Matcha White Chocolate Bark will be a great pairing with the matcha shot (if you're not trying to lower your sugar level of course). Our Matcha White Chocolate Bark can be purchased in any of Chalait's locations, NoMad or Chelsea Market.

matcha bark

 Photo Credit: Ramon Puyane

 matcha shot 2

Photo Credit: Ramon Puyane

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