Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sweetie greenies

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 voilĂ ! 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
Toasted almond
Chocolate chunks

Bake at preheated oven at 180 C for 25 min


  1. How creative you are. It's got to be good with chocolate and almonds too. Looks good!!!

  2. Hi Lindsey, we actually have many kinds of green tea-chocolate sweets and dessert here, hence the idea with the green "brownies" came right in. You should try it too! :))

  3. Wooowww... now I know the appearance of this famous-green-tea-brownie that people talked in ppis meeting :D
    Lemme try it, lemme try it...

  4. Haaai, the one I made for ppis was a bit different as it was a regular brownies topped with matcha-white chocolate. Met coba yaaa..moga2 suka :)

  5. omgggg must be sooo yummy! i need to get green tea powder stat! sc must LOVE this!

  6. Arudhi! I LOVE this! I love green tea flavor and it's with my favorite chocolate! Really nice... I wish I have this with my morning coffee. And sounds silly but I just found you have email subscription right next to this post. My life will be easier with this option and I won't miss your recipe! ;-) I see there is one more recipe I missed... going there now.