October 10, 2015

40 | 52 Matcha Macadamia Blondies

That's how old I turned last week. And I'm okay with it.
Really. :)

My girls and I celebrated with a very lovely Sushi lunch and I wanted to bake something for dessert that would somehow fit. I remembered that I pinned a Matcha Brownie recipe a while ago and started searching. Then I stumbled upon the recipe below and decided to go with that one.

 this is all that was left when I had time to take pictures...
Matcha Macadamia Blondies

240 g (9 oz) white chocolate
113 g (1 stick) butter
200 g (1 cup) sugar
3 eggs
80 g (1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons) flour
3-4 teaspoons matcha powder
30 g (1/3 cup) macadamia nuts, chopped
  • Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). 
  • Melt butter and white chocolate over a bain marie. Whisk in sugar, add eggs one at a time, then fold in flour, matcha powder, and chopped macadamias. 
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for 5 minutes, then cover with foil and bake for another 25 minutes. The center should still wiggle when you move it.
  • Let cool.

My modifications:
I omitted white chocolate chips to be added to the dough. I felt that there was enough white chocolate in it and I would do it like this again. Next time I would also omit the macadamias because you don't really taste them. (And they're too expensive to just add a little tasteless crunch, don't you think?)

The taste:
Hm. First bite on the first day: not very convincing. Second bite on the day after baking: interesting. Good. Green. Interesting. It's good but also very different.
Especially in the middle it's more like candy than cake. If you are after a 'real' cake texture, this one won't be for you.
And please keep my experience in mind: this is a cake for girls. Not boys (not even when they are grown up).
Have you baked anything with any kind of tea? What and how was it?

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