Monday, March 12, 2012

Matcha & White Chocolate Brownie






Jane's corner

Having formed her mind and gained her affections, he had a good chance of her thinking like him; though at this period, and on this subject, there began now to be some danger of dissimilarity, for he was in a line of admiration of Miss Crawford, which might lead him where Fanny could not follow. Miss Crawford's attractions did not lessen. The harp arrived, and rather added to her beauty, wit, and good-humour; for she played with the greatest obliging ness, with an expression and taste which were peculiarly becoming, and there was something clever to be said at the close of every air. Edmund was at the Parsonage every day, to be indulged with his favourite instrument: one morning secured an invitation for the next; for the lady could not be unwilling to have a listener, and every thing was soon in a fair train.

Mansfield Park - Jane Austen (1814)




Matcha & White Chocolate Brownie
Recipe adapted from Hachette Cuisine

Ingredients:

110g butter, chopped
200g white chocolate ( in pieces) + 20g for topping
3 eggs
90g sugar
50g flour
1 tbsp Matcha powder ( Japanese green tea)
80g grounded almond

Directions:


1) Melt white chocolate & butter on bain marie or double boiler.
 
2) Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease baking or brownie pan/ tin.


3) Beat eggs & sugar for 1 minute. Pour in the melted chocolate mixture, flour, Matcha powder & grounded almond. Beat till all combined.


4) Pour the batter into baking pan & bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in baking pan for 20 minutes. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters of your choice & cut the shape. Topped with shaved white chocolate.






I'm linking this post to We Should Cocoa Challenge hosted by Chele from Chocolate Teapot  & co -hosted by Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog And this month's theme is 'something green'.


64 comments:

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    1. Thank you for dropping by. Have a lovely day : )

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  2. Delicious blend of flavors here! I have been meaning to make something with tea and the matcha is a more popular flavor than most. These do look like they have wonderful texture and the color is very eye catching. Saving this recipe-yum! Happy Monday.

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    1. Thanks Tina. Yes, Matcha is the most famous amongst other tea. I have tried Jasmine tea for a cream dessert & it has a lovely flavor too. Will be posting some tea recipes soon. Happy Monday to you too, Tina! : )

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  3. this looks so delicious and I love your pictures! So beautiful :-)
    love
    jutta

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    1. Thanks Jutta ! Nice to hear from you again. have a nice week! :)

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  4. This is a lovely dessert and those plates are beautiful too!

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    1. Thanks Mary for your kind words. Have a nice day! : )

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  5. What an unusual combination...looks great though and bet it tastes great too! I'd never heard of Matcha before I started blogging!

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    1. Thanks Laura. It's really very tasty ! Can't believe I like white chocolate now.

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  6. Mmmmm....I adore white chocolate, and these brownies look wonderful! I would love one with my after dinner tea tonight :)

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    1. Thanks Lizzy. I would love you to join me for tea & have a piece of this too. Have a lovely week, Lizzy! : )

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  7. I would never have thought about combining matcha and white chocolate together. It looks like a beautiful brownie. I can't believe you're not a white chocolate fan though. Shamefully, I could eat it in bucket loads!

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    1. Thanks Jo for dropping by & your nice words. I love all kinds of chocolate except white chocolate. I suppose that I prefer them after baked as an ingredient in cakes or brownies.

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  8. Hi Kit, I love your brownies, it look extremely delicious. And your gorgeous photos with the lovely presentation really brighten up my morning.

    Have a nice day. Regards

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    1. Hi Amelia, thanks for the nice words. Have a nice day too! : )

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  9. It is still a snowing winter in my island, but there are blooming flowers at your place!

    I am a tea drinker too :) I have tasted matcha at a tea ceremony. I think drinking matcha brings a balance to your body. It can give power as well as relax depending on your condition. I was surprised that matcha poweder could be added to a baking.

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    1. I not sure if this a special Matcha powder for baking. Have a nice day! : ))

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  10. hello kit, i believe that earthy taste of the matcha powder when combines with the sweet white chocolate will give a unique and lends a milder sweetness to these brownies and with grounded almonds too, they must have tasted fabulous! Pretty brownies!

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    1. Thanks Lena for your lovely words. Yes, you're right about the two combination does have a lovely taste to it when blended together. It's really amazing how good it taste! : )

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  11. I love tea and coffee. We have all types of teas at my home and I have especially used matcha tea in making smoothie.
    Looks like a beautiful brownie with high in antioxidant!

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    1. Thanks Balvinder. I drink cappuccino in the morning & tea in the afternoon. My favorite tea is Jasmine tea. I've just started to drink Black tea, find it quite interesting. I have not tried Matcha smoothie before. I'm sure it's delicious!

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  12. I always admire the way you presented your lovely bakes. The setting is always very classical and romantic.

    This brownies are beautiful with this combination of Asian-Western fusion flavours.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words. It really make my day & I do appreciate it. Have a lovely day ! : )

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    1. Thanks Clairejustine. You're so sweet! Have a lovely day! :)

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  14. what a lovely brownie. I never liked white chocolate, maybe this brownie will change my mind. never though matcha & white chocolate would go well together. thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Shannon for dropping by & your nice words. I was like you before I tried this recipe. But this recipe has totally change my mind about white chocolate. The combination of the earthy Matcha blends perfectly with white chocolate. Have a nice day! : )

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  15. Your recipes are always so unique and creative! I've never added tea to a recipe before - you've inspired me to give it a try!

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    1. Thanks Nicola for your lovely words. I hope you'll give this recipe ago & do let me know if you like it. I do appreciate the feedback. Have lovely day! : )

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  16. very yummy and tempting recipe

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    1. Thanks Sriya & do try this recipe! have a lovely day! : )

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  17. Kuddos to all tea drinkers. I planning a tea party for my daughter and her friends. This brownie will definitely add to the surprise.

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    1. thanks Nekky for dropping by. Hope you'll like it. Have a nice day! : )

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  18. What an interesting combination - white chocolate and matcha! The look lovely, and I like that you have used a cutter so they are a different shape from the normal squares you get!

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    1. Thanks James for your kind words. Glad that you like the combination & the presentation too. I just wanted to make it a little special by using a cutter. Actually I was not sure I was doing the right thing ! Thanks for dropping by. Hope to see you again! Have a nice day ! =)

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  19. This looks great! I've never cooked with matcha, where do you buy it from?
    As well as We Should Cocoa you could enter this into Alphabakes, our letter for the month is M!
    http://www.carolinemakes.blogspot.com/2012/02/alphabakes-challenge-march-2012.html

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    1. Thanks Caroline. I bought the Matcha powder from a Japanese store. I've another recipe that I wanted to share in Alfabakes next week! Will be posting it early next week. Have a lovely day! : )

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  20. Same, I don't like white chocolate too but green tea is my fav. Everytime when I see recipes with white chocolate, I'll like......but you said that this one is different. Very tempting to try. I love using flowers to take photos. I grew 3 lavender in my small backyard 2 months ago & they are growing tall but not in blossom yet.

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    1. Hi Jessie, the earthy taste of Matcha combines very well with the sweet white chocolate & turned out to be a delicious combination. Do give this recipe a go & let me know. I love flowers too & I have lavenders in my garden as well. They love sunny spot to be able to bloom though.

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  21. I am loving the addition of white chocolate to this brownie recipe. Looks phenomenal! Thanks for sharing your masterpiece with us. Have a great day =]

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    1. Thanks for your awesome words! Glad that you like the idea of these combinations. Hope to see you again. Have a lovely day! =)

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  22. What a lovely brownie...I love matcha flavor in anything! Cheers!

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    1. Thanks Sarah for dropping by ! Do try this recipe & let me know. Have a lovely day! : )

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  23. awesome choco brownies.looks awesome..loved d arrangement of flower.
    Maha

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    1. Thank you so much for your nuce words! You really make my day. Have a nice day! : )

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  24. Love matcha, but never thought of adding them to the brownies with white chocolate. Looks terrific!

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    1. Thanks Angie for dropping by. Glad that you like the idea of this two combinations. Have a nice day! : )

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  25. These brownies look lovely. I love white chocolate and matcha.

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    1. Thanks for your nice words. If you like Matcha & white chocolate, then this recipe is for you. Hope you'll like it. have a pleasant day! : )

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  26. yum yum i like this, i want to make

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    1. Thanks for dropping by & do try this recipe & let me know. I'll be glad to hear the feedback from you! Have a nice day ! : )

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  27. What a lovely blog! I also like your step by step instructions. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

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    1. Thanks fro dropping by my blog too. I really like your awesome blog! Have a nice day! : )

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  28. Gorgeous & fabulous recipe!!! First time here & i'm loving your page :)

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    1. Thanks Teena Mary for your nice words. Glad that you like my space & hope to see you again soon! Have a lovely day! : )

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  29. Now I have to admit that Matcha never even crossed my mind as a green ingredient. Total genius, especially when paired with white chocolate brownies too!

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by & your kind words! Have a lovely day! =)

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  30. How lovely this brownie must be. And great minds think alike. I made matcha and white chocolate cupcakes, although I haven't posted about them yet. Your JA piece has reminded me I haven't read Mansfield Park in years. It was my least favourite, so although I've read all of the others many times, not that one. Must remedy. Thanks so much for participating in WSC and with such a scrummy recipe too.

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    1. Thanks Choclette . I love your Matcha cupcakes with awesome frosting too! YUM! I llike to join the WSC & have fun with my biggest weakness chocolate as the main ingredient!! How can I resist it! Can't wait to know what's next!! I'm so looking forward ! Have a nice day! =)

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