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 !! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Matcha Ukishima

Today we would like to introduce you Japanese sweet UKISHIMA (浮島). UKISHIMA (translated "floating island") is a traditional Japanese wagashi (confection) and it is a two layered steamed cake made from koshian(こし餡), eggs, and flour. We used Matcha green tea for the green part.

Ingredients:

Koshian(Shiro or Azuki)  200g
Wheat flour                    10g
Joushinko(rice flour)     15g
Baking Powder              1g
Yolk                      1
Sugar                     45g
Egg white              1

Preparation:

1. Mix Koshian with sifted flours (flour, joushinko, baking powder).
2. Add yolk to 1 and mix them.
3. Add 20g of sugar to 2 and mix them.
4. Whip egg white and 25g of sugar and make strong meringue.
5. Add 1/3 of merinque to 3 and mix them well.
6. Add the rest of merinque to 5 and mix them.
7. Place a baking sheet in a mold and pour 6 in it and steam it for 15 minutes.

* If you want to make Matcha taste one, use Shiroan and substitute 5g of Matcha for 5g of joshinko.
   If you want to make a two colored type, pour one colored mixture and make the surface smooth and drop by drop place another colored mixture gently on the first layer and make the surface smooth gently and steam.

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