Do you like brownies? I do. Love it. Well, who doesn`t, anyway. And the easiness in making it just make it a perfect treat. But this time I`m not going to show you how to make it (as it seems like everyone mastered it already). Instead you are going to see how I turn it into greenies. No, I won`t mix spinach into the chocolate batter if that`s what you`re worrying about.
Now, do you like green tea? Please say you do.
Aha, now you got the hint.
I use the same recipe for brownies I made before, with some changes, though.
First, melt the butter in the microwave or on low heat in a sauce pan. Transfer the melted butter in a mixing bowl, add sugar, and cream it.
Whisk it until it turns into a paler emulsion-like batter.
Beat the eggs, pour into the batter in batches, and whisk.
Mix cake flour (70 g) with green tea powder (1 tbs). Naturally, the more green tea you add in, the more bitter and green the cake will be. So you might want to test some proportions of the green tea to get your preferred green-teaness, but I hope this recipe can be a good one to start with.
The flour mix may seem not green at all, but once you dump it into the batter and stir it, you`ll see how the batter will turn greener and greener nevertheless.
It`s okay to add in some more green tea powder if you think it`s not green enough for you, but keep in mind that it will affect the taste at some level.
And to harmonize the greenness, I added chocolate bars broken into chunks and toasted almonds.
Pour the batter onto a baking dish lined with parchment paper and sprinkle toasted almond to cover the whole surface.
Bake it in preheated oven at 180 C for 25 min
And voilà! Dessert is almost ready!
Oh don`t worry about the surface getting browned.
Because the beautiful greenies are still there waiting for you.
The bittersweet aroma of the green tea and the gooeyness of the chocolate are nicely wrapped in the cake while the crunchy almonds inside and out give an edge to the whole joy.
Oh, what am I blabbering about.
By the way, have you tried Green Tea KitKat??
I haven`t. I know. I`ll get them tomorrow.
100 g unsalted butter
90 g sugar
2 medium-sized eggs
70 g cake flour
1 tbs green tea powder
Bake at preheated oven at 180 C for 25 min