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! 【COPYRIGHT】All recipes and photographs are copyrighted and may not published elsewhere without permission.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mochi with Matcha sauce



If you love "Mochi" and Matcha green tea, this is a recipe you should try! It is very easy to prepare and so delicious! Rich in Antioxidants. This is a typical Japanese sweet (抹茶白玉)that any green tea lover can appreciate! The combination of Azuki beans, Matcha and Mochi is perfect!

Ingredients for 4 people:

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

To prepare round mochi:
- 100 g glutinous rice flour
- A tablespoon of powedered sugar
- Water to add to mochis
- Water for boiling mochis
- Water for cooling mochis

To prepare Matcha sauce:
- 1 tablespoon Matcha
- 1 tablespoon sugar glace
- 1 tablespoon water
- 4 tablespoons condensed milk

Hot green tea to accompany:
- 4 tea-bags of Koi Genmaicha
- Hot water

Preparation:

Azuki:
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.

Mochi:
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.

Matcha sweet sauce:
1. In a small bowl, put the Matcha powder.
2. Add powdered sugar. Mix it well with a spoon.
3. Add condensed milk and mix well with a spoon.

Hot Green tea Koi Genmaicha:
1. Heat water without allowing it to boil (90 ° C), pour into the cup and put the tea bag.
2. Then gently move the bag vertically 2-3 times.
3. After 40 seconds, again move the bag 4-5 times and dispose of the cup.
(no sugar is to be added).

2 comments:

  1. thank you for sharing this. this dessert is alike Indonesian desserts, but the different thing is that you eat it with azuki soup while we eat it with coconut soup. i'm going to try this recipe.

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  2. Hi Arfi, thanks for your comment from Indonesia! I have never tried Matcha desserts with coconut soup, but I can imagine that it will be delicious. Some day I also want to try...!!

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