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Friday, July 23, 2010

Matcha Madness! - A Parade of Great Matcha Recipes

7.23.10


The green goodness of matcha tea is magic. Its taste is exotic and it has a depth of flavor. It's versatile. It has a high antioxidant count and helps burn bad fat. I already said this but I'm going to say it again. I'm in love with it. Period. Not sure if it's because of the green magic that when it touches everything, it makes that piece beautiful, or something else. The sad part is that I haven't played around with it as much I'd like. I think to myself "okay I'm going to try this and that", but it never happens. I'm a procrastinating queen and last minute kinda girl.

While gathering my favorite matcha recipes, I've seen even more of its beauty. I'm amazed by how versatile it is and how creative fellow bloggers are with it. You guys rock! I'm proud to present my favorite matcha recipes below:

Drum roll....the first matcha favorite recipe is Baked Donut balls with Matcha glaze from Roxan at Kitchen Meditation. Those balls are so adorable and the green glaze caught my eye. I remember having small donut balls when I was a kid and it brings back my good ol' memory. Roxan also has a couple wonderful matcha recipes. You should check it out.



Matcha Blueberry Corn Muffins from Nancy at Spicie Foodie. You can forget a basic corn muffin if you have these. The muffins are moist, fruity, and velvety with a hint of matcha.


You see how beautiful these matcha noodles are? Matcha Noodles with Basil Cream from Miriam at Miriam from Madri. I just can't stop looking at the noodles. Beautiful dish and the sauce is perfect. I wish I had a pasta maker! Is it my birthday yet?! Miriam also has a matcha tea and mascarpone tart that I note to self I'm going to make this.



Matcha Swiss Roll from Christine's recipe. I, in fact, attempted to make this ever since I saw it on the Foodbuzz top 9. However, my mission failed. I did make it but I wasn't able to roll perfectly like Christine's. It broke apart when I rolled it. Mine came out thick. So next time, I will use a wider tray or split into two trays. I also substituted coconut flour for corn flour and added shredded coconut for the filling. Although it didn't turn out perfect, it tasted great! I can confirm this (smile)



Matcha Tiramisu from Ellie at Almost Bourdain. Beautiful presentation and chopped pistachio on top is just so clever.


Matcha Checkerboard cookies from Biren at Roti n Rice. Biren and I can talk tea since we both love tea and matcha. Checkerboard cookies usually are a mix between cocoa or chocolate and vanilla. Playing it with Matcha is a great idea.


Last but not least, Matcha Vanilla, and Almond Sabels from Denise @ Quickie on the dinner table. Referring to the below photo, they were made by talented Joseph (Denise's son). Believe it or not, he's 12?! I was intrigued by the recipe and Joseph's talent. I decided to give it a shot. Mine wasn't golden brown like Joseph's. However, Denise said she wanted them to be green but with an inconsistency of the heat from her oven it created golden brown color highlights which I think are beautiful.



Here's my version

It tastes great. Thanks for the recipe Denise!

And..these are my matcha choc chip with macadamia nut cookies. Mine is like a baby compared to the above master pieces..



Happy lazy-Friday and Cheers to the weekend!
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37 comments:

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Hey Tanantha :)

Thanks for featuring Joseph's cookies. He's so happy to see them on your blog!

I'm glad they turned out well for you and yours are EXACTLY the colour I wanted Joseph's cookies to be LOL

I love matcha too and have been experimenting with ways to use them in savoury dishes, apart from cha soba. Let you know if any are post worthy ;)

What a treat to have so many fantastic matcha based recipes in one place. Really appreciate all your hard work and research!!!

Joseph Sofjan said...

Hi Tanantha

Thanks for putting my cookies on your blog. Yours look really nice. The green is beautiful. Mum is not happy ours didn't turn out as green as that and she told dad we need a new oven that isn't crazy :D

Joseph

~Lisa~ said...

How lovely. I love green tea. I bought some matcha the other day and trying to get some inspiration on what to make. Thanks for sharing.

Jason Phelps said...

For an ingrediant I am not familiar with this is a good survey of ways to use it!

Thank You

Jason

Pacheco Patty said...

Hi Tanantha,, Well if your lovely post doesn't inspire me to try a little 'Matcha Madness' in my own Kitchen I don't know what will!!!
Love all the recipes you've shared, I think I remember seeing most of them shared on FBuzz and thinking they were pretty cool, thanks for bringing them back, Patty

Katty's Kitchen said...

Marvelous (matchalous?!)! Great collection of recipes. I love matcha, too. :)

Biren said...

Hi Tanantha! Thanks for adding my cookies to your list. I think I'll have to try out that tiramisu.

Maybe we can have tea sometime. I could make you some frothy matcha tea. You want to put on a kimono?

Spicie Foodie said...

Hi Tanatha, Thank you for including my muffins :) I love that we share Matcha Madness . Great recipes you choose too. Hey I have an idea why don't you host a Matcha Madness event? That way we can all experiment more?

Lazaro Cooks! said...

T,

Great round-up. Matcha is not an ingredient I work with so it's nice to learn something new. Your cookies look fabulous.

Nice of you to include the budding gourmand Joseph, his Mum is very proud!

Monet said...

Tanantha,
What a great collection of recipes. I've never allowed myself to buy a big container of matcha because I didn't think I'd have enough uses for it...boy was I wrong!

Miriam said...

Thanks for featuring my noodles!

lequan@luvtoeat said...

This is an awesome round up of matcha recipes Tanantha! I have never tried baking with matcha before and would someday love to try. Do you mind me asking where I can find matcha? I'm thinking if I like green tea ice cream I must love matcha huh? Your cookies are so cute! Actually I think your blog may have been the first blog I read about matcha on, so thank you for introducing me to these. I'm quite intrigued and can't wait to bake with this. Love the addition of chocolate chips! :-P

Cook with Madin said...

Hi Tanantha, ever since I read your post about Matcha Tea and the health benefits you get from it, I went I got myself some. I really enjoy drinking them (aside from regular green tea) although, I haven't got a chance to try use them in cooking, hopefully soon. All the recipes you featured here looks awesome.

Marisa said...

All of these recipes are so creative! Those donut holes look incredible. It was just recently that I even learned about matcha. I've had it as tea, but never like this! I would love to try!

baking.serendipity said...

There are so many great recipes here! I love the bright green color in all of them :)

Chef Dennis said...

I would never have thought about using matcha for flavoring, I have seen a few on the web, your collection of incredible treat really makes me want to try drinking a cup first and then trying to make something with it!

citronetvanille said...

OH I am crazy for matcha, and your recipes are amazing, creative and so tempting! Great job!

roxan said...

T, my food blogging sister, thanks for including me in this, AND for putting together this compilation of matcha recipes! I love how you called it a parade, it makes me imagine all the goodies in a row prancing down the street! I hope you are having a beautiful beautiful weekend!

Magdalena said...

Yes, it is indeed a great parade - unfortunately, I have never made a single dish with matcha...like many other recipes, which I would love to try...have a nice evening...is it so hot in you neighborhood? I am discouraged by the weather, we are not used to such a weather (heat plus humidity) ...

Magic of Spice said...

They are all so great, and yours too:) What a fun ingredient and everybody was so original...

Stella said...

Hey Tanantha, I've never used matcha. I don't even know how to buy it. Is it a powder that everyone is using or do they brew it first and use the tea?
I love the look of Roxan's doughnuts too by the way, and your cookies look like my vegan cookies. Hmm, I need to get some matcha!
I Hope your'e having a great night, Tanantha. I'm sitting here and watching my Cauldron Boy play video games. So mine could obviously be better (smile)...

Foodessa said...

Tanantha...what an inspirational list you put together.
You're certainly nudging us to give some merited attention to Matcha. I'll have to push myself a little harder. It is part of my top 10 things to try this year.

BTW...I wanted to make a point of telling you how appreciated your comments have been. My puppy 'Sushi' says hello too ;o)

Have a great weekend and flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Judy said...

Love the matcha parade!!! Thanks for posting this! Your cookies are adorable. I bought some green tea noodles a while ago but I've yet to cook them. I am more motivated now! Cheers!

lostpastremembered said...

I have often wondered what matcha pasta would be like.. interesting look, that's for sure.. I wonder how it tastes! Gorgeous montage!

Norah said...

those dishes look so good!! nice pics.

thehungryscholar said...

So much green! Those donut balls look fantastic. I could eat donuts all day.

Christine@Christine's Recipes said...

Hi Tanantha,
Thanks for your link love.
The showcase of green tea recipes is wonderful. Your effort and time of pulling all fantastic matcha recipes in one place are much appreciated.

Evan @swEEts said...

All these Matcha goodies look fabulous! I think I need to take a trip to the Asian market soon to get some!

Kelsey, at Happyolks said...

This is by far the coolest feature I've seen on a blog in a while. I'm totally going to brainstorm today when I head out for a run what I should do with my own matcha love!

Thanks for the inspiration!
so so so cool.

Tanantha P. said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by. I hope you enjoy it and try some of these great recipes!

♥Maria Medeiros♥ said...

oh this looks wonderful!

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The matcha tiramisu looks delicious! Unfortunately, the link seems to be down =( Any chance you still have the recipe?

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