When I feel stressed after a long day at work, I bake. I love baking and find it so relaxing. The only problem is the mess afterwards. Times like this I wish I could wiggle my nose and the mess would instantly disappear. Last week as part of my baking therapy, I decided to experiment with Green Tea Matcha Powder.
I originally started using Green Tea Matcha Powder just to add to Vanilla ice cream. My friend said it was a good way for us lazy people to make Green Tea ice cream. This time I thought I would use the Green Tea Matcha Powder to make cupcakes. To be honest, I had no idea how much powder to add. After two attempts, I finally got the consistency right.
To start off the recipe, I used my good old faithful base recipe and then added the Green Tea Matcha Powder. It was actually quite easy to make. I did Google other recipes, but I found them to be too complex. When it comes to baking I like to keep it simple.
For the icing I used my base recipe and then added Green Tea Matcha Powder until I felt the consistency was correct.
The Green Tea Cupcakes ended up tasting really delicious. They were very fluffy and moist inside and I think the reason for this is the baking at low temperatures and the use of my favourite baking ingredient, Buttermilk. I really loved how the Green Tea Buttercream Icing balanced out the flavours and tasted milky and smooth.
The Green Tea Cupcakes were a real hit at work. I received so much praise from my “work food critics” ,which made me feel so happy.
I think this new recipe Green Tea Cupcakes with Green Tea Buttercream Icing is my new favourite cupcake recipe to bake.
Green Tea Cupcakes with Green Tea Buttercream Icing Recipe
100gms of Butter
3/4 cup of Caster Sugar
1 and 3/4 cups of Sifted Self Raising Flour
1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
1 cup of Buttermilk
2 Tablespoons of Green Tea Matcha Powder. (you can add more for a richer taste)
Preheat fan forced oven to 150 degrees Celsius
Melt Butter in the microwave for 35 seconds.
Add Caster Sugar and mix the ingredients thoroughly together with a wooden spoon.
Add Vanilla Essence and Egg and mix the ingredients together.
Add sifted Self Raising Flour, Buttermilk and 2 Tablespoons of Green Tea Matcha Powder.
Mix combined ingredients together.
Put ¾ of the mixture into cupcake cases
Bake cupcakes for 15-20 minutes at 150 degrees Celsius.
125gms Butter (a room temperature or melted in the microwave for 30 seconds)
1 and 1/2 cups of sifted Icing Sugar Mixture
1 tbs of Milk (depending on how smooth you want the icing to be)
1-2 tbs of Green Tea Matcha Powder
Mix the Butter and sifted Icing Sugar mixture together. Add milk and then mix on low speed with a mixer. Then add 1-2 tablespoons of Green Tea Matcha Powder. mix the ingredients together on low speed with a mixer.
See how easy that recipe was?