Cooking with Japanese Green Tea Matcha - utilizing European ingredients -

Hello everyone! This blog is a collection of recipes with Japanese Green tea Matcha. It is not easy to cook Matcha in Europe because it is difficult to find fresh Matcha powder at reasonable price and it is not easy to find recipes using material which you can find easily in Europe. We are trying to introduce easy recipes with Matcha utilizing European ingredients and recommendable Matcha powder. Enjoy a lot our Green Tea recipes! Visit our web site www.thematchahouse.com and please send your messages to info@thematchahouse.com !! 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Japanese Green Tea Workshop in Barcelona

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"KOREKARA JAPON" is a charity event by Japanese artists living in Barcelona, who decided to do this event aiming at raising funds to send the affected area by Tsunami and for sending message of love and solidarity. During a month, they will organize numerous activities such as exhibitions, workshops of traditional Japanese culture, concerts, selling handicrafts and Japanese sweets, among others.The inauguration will take place on Thursday 6th March, 2014. There will be exhibitions, a mini-concert, a flea market and more. The Matcha House will participate on 21st March, giving a Japanese Green Tea workshop class. We will learn how to prepare Kabusecha and will enjoy Matcha sweets with premium Japanese Green Teas.

JAPANESE GREEN TEA WORKSHOP
BOOKING THROUGH http://korekarajapon.com/reserva/
DAY: 21 DE MARZO, 2014 18:00
PLACE: BAILEN 86, BARCELONA
INSTRUCTOR: JAPANESE TEA ADVISOR YOKO YAKUSHIJI 
LANGUAGE: SPANISH
LIMIT: 10 PERSONS
PRICE: 10€
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JAPANESE GREEN TEA WORKSHOP
BOOKING THROUGH http://korekarajapon.com/reserva/
DAY: 21 DE MARZO, 2014 18:00
INSTRUCTOR: JAPANESE TEA ADVISOR YOKO YAKUSHIJI  
PLACE: BAILEN 86, BARCELONALANGUAGE: SPANISH
LIMIT: 10 PERSONS
PRICE: 10€book.com/events/840319062660521/?notif_t=plan_user_invited
















Spring Sale 2014


This year is the 5th anniversary of The Matcha House. Therefore, 2014 will be a year full of extraordinary Japanese products, events and sales! The Matcha House's Spring Sale willl start on Monday, 3rd Matcha at The Matcha Shop. The last day will be the 14th March 2014! Enjoy our best Matcha Ceremony Kits and Premium Japanese Green Teas in this occasion!  http://shop.thematchahouse.com/category.php?id_category=24&id_lang=1

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Saint Valentine's Sale


Sant Valentine's Sale 2014  

Valentine's Day is coming up. The Matcha House encourage you to make something special with Matcha for this Valentine's Day.  Today we started our special Sant Valentine's Sale on The Matcha Shop, offering all culinary Matcha products with 15% discount.  If you live in Europe, we can ship your order at very low shipping cost.  Please check out our Valentine's Sale and enjoy cooking with Matcha!

 
































ざ・抹茶はうす ハッピー・バレンタイン・セール  

一月も終わり、2月といえば ♥ バレンタイン・デー  の季節ですね♪  ざ・抹茶はうすでは、バレンタイン・デーに抹茶のお菓子を作る皆さんを応援しています。そこで、入荷したばかりの製菓用抹茶を全て15%オフでご提供しま~す。他にも魅力的なセール対象品がありますので、まずはオンラインショップを 覗いてみてくださいね♪ ざ・抹茶はうすの商品はバルセロナ(スペイン)からの発送ですので、スペイン・ポルトガル・アンドラは送料税込み4,99€、 50€以上のお買い上げで送料無料です♪ その他ヨーロッパ諸国へは送料一律16€でお届けします。とってもお得です。さあ、今年は抹茶のお菓子で彼を びっくりさせちゃいましょう。セールは2月12日正午までです。

Oferta Especial Sant Valentín 2014  

En The Matcha House os animamos a hacer dulces con té Matcha para este San Valentín! Hemos preparado una oferta especial para disfrutar de nuestros productos de Matcha para cocinar para ese día especial. Hasta el 12 de febrero a las 12:00 en The Matcha Shop! ​​Cocina con té verde y regala Salud!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Strawberries with Mascarpone and Matcha

















This is a new version of Italian tiramisu recipe, made with fresh strawberries and Matcha tea. This dessert is delicious and easy to make

Ingredients:


(for 2 cups)
100 ml of fresh cream
100g of Mascarpone cheese
50g of Cream cheese (Philadelphia)
10 strawberries
10 g sugar for the cream
10 g sugar for the cream cheese
15 g sugar for strawberries
8g of Matcha powder

 
Preparation:
 
1. In a bowl, combine Mascarpone cheese and cream cheese.
2. In a large bowl, whip the cream using an electric hand mixer until cream becomes stiff.  
3. Add whipped cream to cheese mix and mix until the mixture is well combined. 
4. Cut strawberries into 2cm. 
5. Put the strawberries into a blender with sugar and puree them.
6. Mix the strawberry compote with the remaining cut strawberries.
7. P
lace the strawberry compote in the bottom of the glasses.
8. Fill the glasses with cheese cream.
9. Cover the surface with Matcha powder. 

10. Decorate with strawberry compote.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Matcha Roll Cake with cream cheese filling





















Last September, we published our simple Matcha Roll Cake recipe in this blog http://cookingwithjapanesegreentea.blogspot.com.es/2013/09/green-tea-roll-cake.html. We have been waiting for a perfect time to try it out a second time. Opportunity came when one of our customers asked us if we had any Matcha recipe with Mascarpone cream. We made tiramisu cream with fresh strawberry instead of simple whipped cream for our new rolle cake. The cake turn out great. We love all kinds of roll cake, but we find that this version is really deliciousEnjoy our Matcha Tiramisu Roll Cake with Strawberry,  a perfect combination of Matcha Sponge Cake rolled with rich cream cheese filling with fresh strawberries!

Ingredients for Matcha sponge cake:
(for 3 or 4 people)
4 eggs (size L)
20g of sugar (for egg yolks)
40g of sugar (for egg whites)
1 tablespoon of milk
60g of cake flour
1 tablespoon of Matcha powder


Ingredients for Tiramisu cream:
100 ml of fresh cream
100g of Mascarpone cheese
45g of Cream cheese (Philadelphia)
20g of sugar 

5 o 6 pieces of strawberry


Preparation:
 
1. Preheat the oven to 180 ºC.
2. Line the 27cm x 27cm pan with baking paper.
3. Prepare two bowls and separate egg yolks and egg whites.
4. In a bowl beat the egg yolks with 20g of sugar
with an electric mixer until smooth.
beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color
5. Add milk and mix well.
6. Add Matcha powder and mix well.
7. In another bowl beat the egg whites with 40g of sugar and make hard meringue.
8. Pour the meringue to 6.
9. Add the sifted flour and mix
with a rubber spatula.
12. Bake for 10 minutes at 180 °C.

13. In the meanwhile, make the tiramisu cream. In a bowl, combine Mascarpone cheese and cream cheese. In a large bowl, whip the cream using an electric hand mixer until cream becomes stiff.  Add whipped cream to cheese mix and mix until the mixture is well combined. 
14. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely.
15. Cut strawberries into 2cm.
16. Spread the whipped cream on the surface and
spread strawberries.
17. Roll up the cake carefully.
18.
Wrap the cake in wax paper and refrigerate for 3 hours before slicing.


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Matcha Zenzai

















"Zenzai" is a traditional Japanese dessert. It is a thick sweet soup consists of boiled azuki beans and loved by Japanese people, especially in winter time. We made Zenzai based on Matcha sweet soup and added sweet azuki beans as topping.

Ingredients for one serving:
- 2 teaspoons of Matcha Tea
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- 120ml of hot water
- 2 tablespoons of Sweet Azuki
- 5 to 6 Shiratama balls (approx. 2cm)

Preparation:
1. Boil water and cool slightly.
2. Put 2 teaspoons of Matcha tea in a bowl.
3. Add 2 teaspoons of sugar.
4. Add 120ml of hot water and mix with bamboo whisk (or a spoon).
5. Add Shiratama balls*
6. Add sweet Azuki **


*To prepare round mochi (Shiratama):
- 100 g glutinous rice flour
- A tablespoon of powedered sugar
- Water to add to mochis
- Water for boiling mochis
- Water for cooling mochis
1. Put glutinous rice flour in a bowl.
2. Add a tablespoon of powdered sugar.
3. Add water slowly until the dough becomes as soft as earlobes.
4. Make small oval-shaped dumplings.
5. Boil water in a pan and add the dumplings. Boil the dumplings until they float.
6. Remove the dumplings and cool in cold water.

**To prepare sweet Azuki (you can also buy cooked Azuki):
- 100 grams of Azuki beans
- Water for boiling Azuki
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
1. Soak azuki beans in a pot with water (8 times amount of Azuki) for 4 hours.
2. Boil it for 1 hour on low heat.
3. Add sugar and continue boiling until beans become soft enough.
4. Add salt and continue boiling a few minuts more.
5. Turn off heat and leave at room temperature.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Happy New Year!





















Thank you very much for your kind support in 2013.
This year, 2014 is the 5th anniversary of The Matcha House.
2014 will be a year full of extraordinary Japanese products and events. Thank you for all your continued support.

新年明けましておめでとうございます。昨年は多くの皆様にお力添えを頂きまして誠にありがとうございました。お陰様で今春ざ・抹茶はうすは設立5周年を迎えます。本年もご愛顧賜りますよう何卒よろしくお願い致します。 2014年 元旦 

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Este año es 5º aniversario de The Matcha House.
2014 será un año lleno de productos y sorpresas eminentemente japonesas. Gracias a todos por su contínuo apoyo.

1st January, 2014
The Matcha House


Friday, December 6, 2013

Bicolor Muffin with Matcha Green Tea

Over a series of trial and errors, we realized how difficult it is to bake the perfect Matcha muffin. After several months, we finally reached a taste that we are satisfied with!!!

Ingredientes (5 units):
30g unsalted butter
35g olive oil (light)
60g sugar
1 egg (L)
100g cake flour
4g baking powder

Milk 55g
5g of Matcha  (We used 50% Premium Matcha  and 50% Chlorella Matcha )




Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 170 º C.
2. Sift the flour and baking powder 3 times. Soften butter at room temperature.
3. In a large bowl, whisk the butter and sugar.
4. Add olive oil and mix well.
5. Add egg and mix well.
6. Add 1/3 of milk and mix well. Add 1/3 of the flour and baking powder and mix well.
7. Repeat 6. work 3 times.
8. Separate half of the mixture and add sifted Matcha to one of them and mix well.
9. Pour the green and white mixture half and half into each paper molde, filling only 75% of the mold.
10. Bake for 20 minutes.


For afternoon sweet....♪
















With hot Kabusecha (Japanese Green Tea)....♪