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Entries in green tea (25)

Tuesday
Apr152014

Matcha (Green Tea) Yogurt Brulee

I got this idea for a matcha yogurt brulee after I saw this recipe for Yogurt with Caramelized Sugar on WishfulChef.com. It's pretty easy to assemble with the hardest part being the torching of the sugar. I used Bonjour Chef's Torch but the flame is a little weak on that one (requiring 3-4 rounds of browning the sugar), so I would suggest getting a more powerful one, like this Iwatani torch.

MATCHA (GREEN TEA) YOGURT BRULEE
Makes 1 serving 

INGREDIENTS
7 oz. Greek yogurt 
1/2 teaspoon matcha 
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons granola
6-8 raspberries
3 tablespoons sugar

DIRECTIONS
1. Mix Greek yogurt and matcha together until yogurt turns green.
2. In a bowl, layer honey, granola, and 5-6 raspberries. Spoon in matcha yogurt.
3. Dust some sugar evenly on top and torch. Repeat until sugar browns. Top with remaining raspberries.

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Wednesday
Feb052014

Palais des Thés' Thé des Amants 

Palais des Thés has a special Valentine's Day themed tea set which is perfect for gift giving -- the Thé des Amants.

Three containers of loose tea, plus one container with sugar hearts. The teas that are in the set includes a green tea blend, a black tea blend, and a rooibos blend. I steeped the rooibos for the photo since a red-hued tea seemed the most fitting.

Tea set courtesy of Palais des Thés.

Tuesday
Jan282014

Tea at Three // Vive le Thé Green Tea & Saint-Honore

TEA: Vive le Thé [c/o Palais des Thés]
SWEETS: Saint-Honore [Mille-feuille]

Stopped by Mille-feuille near Washington Square Park to pick up lunch, and a sweet snack for later. I went with the Saint-Honore, a choux pastry with a butter cookie as a base. Inside the caramelized puff pastries are vanilla bean cream, and they're held together with whipped cream. With this, I sipped a lovely Palais des Thés' Vive le Thé, a green tea with citrus fruit (look at the orange bits!) and ginger. 

Tuesday
Nov192013

Recipe // Matcha (Green Tea) Marshmallows

I'm warning you now, these Matcha Marshmallows are highly addictive. Queenie came up with the recipe for these super light and fluffy marshmallows; you won't be able to have just one. Toast them up, and they're unbelievably good! (I've been toasting them with a culinary torch.)

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon matcha (We used Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha.
1 cup + 2 tablespoons cold water 
3 packets of gelatin
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 teaspoon oil 

1. In a mixing bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon of matcha until all lumps are gone. 

2. Pour into the same bowl, 1/2 cup of water and sprinkle in the three packets of gelatin. Let it sit and bloom.

Meanwhile...

3. In a small pot, combine sugar (1 1/2 cup), corn syrup (1/3 cup), salt (1/4 teaspoon), and water (1/2 cup). Wipe down the inside of the pot with warm water so no sugar residue is left. 

4. On medium heat, bring the sugar mixture to 240°F, using a candy thermometer. Take the sugar off the stove.

5. Go back to the mixing bowl with the matcha/gelatin mixture and turn the mixer on a low speed. Slowly pour in the sugar mixture from the pot into the mixing bowl. Halfway though the pouring, switch the mixer to medium speed. Once all the sugar has been added, move to a high speed and let it whip for 8-10 minutes.

6. In a small bowl, mix 6 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoon of corn starch.

7. Prep a 9x9 baking pan by coating a thin layer of oil, then layering on parchment paper. Sprinkle on a thin layer of the combined sugar/corn starch.

8. After 10 minutes has passed, take a spatula and run it under warm water so that there's some water on the spatula.

9. Transfer the marshmallow from the mixing bowl into the pan using the wet spatula. Wet your hands and press down on the marshmallow to spread it evenly.

10. Sprinkle a thin layer of the sugar/corn starch mixture on top.

11. Let it set for 2-3 hours.

12. Once set, take it out of the pan and onto a board with a thin layer of the sugar/corn starch. Cut the marshmallow into small pieces using a pair of scissors. Coat all sides of the marshmallow with the sugar/corn starch to prevent them from sticking together.

MATCHA (GREEN TEA) MARSHMALLOWS
Recipe by Queenie Fok for Oh, How Civilized 

Makes about 30 marshmallows

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon matcha (We used Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha.
1 cup + 2 tablespoons cold water 
3 packets of gelatin
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 teaspoon oil 

DIRECTIONS

1. In a mixing bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon of matcha until all lumps are gone. 

2. Pour into the same bowl, 1/2 cup of water and sprinkle in the three packets of gelatin. Let it sit and bloom.

Meanwhile...

3. In a small pot, combine sugar (1 1/2 cup), corn syrup (1/3 cup), salt (1/4 teaspoon), and water (1/2 cup). Wipe down the inside of the pot with warm water so no sugar residue is left. 

4. On medium heat, bring the sugar mixture to 240°F, using a candy thermometer. Take the sugar off the stove.

5. Go back to the mixing bowl with the matcha/gelatin mixture and turn the mixer on a low speed. Slowly pour in the sugar mixture from the pot into the mixing bowl. Halfway though the pouring, switch the mixer to medium speed. Once all the sugar has been added, move to a high speed and let it whip for 8-10 minutes.

6. In a small bowl, mix 6 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoon of corn starch.

7. Prep a 9x9 baking pan by coating a thin layer of oil, then layering on parchment paper. Sprinkle on a thin layer of the combined sugar/corn starch.

8. After 10 minutes has passed, take a spatula and run it under warm water so that there's some water on the spatula.

9. Transfer the marshmallow from the mixing bowl into the pan using the wet spatula. Wet your hands and press down on the marshmallow to spread it evenly.

10. Sprinkle a thin layer of the sugar/corn starch mixture on top.

11. Let it set for 2-3 hours.

12. Once set, take it out of the pan and onto a board with a thin layer of the sugar/corn starch. Cut the marshmallow into small pieces using a pair of scissors. Coat all sides of the marshmallow with the sugar/corn starch to prevent them from sticking together.

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Wednesday
Nov062013

Good Societea Bars

PROBLEM: I get in a really bad mood when I'm hungry. This usually happens when I'm running around and don't have time to eat a proper meal.

SOLUTION: Societea bars. They're tea infused, whole food bars. I'm a fan of their philosophy (social and environmental good AKA, the triple bottom line) and the fact that I can put one in my bag and snack on these bars instead of a candy bar. They come in three flavors: Choco Chai Rooibos, Coconut Green Tea, and Vanilla Earl Grey.

//Snack bars courtesy of Good Societea.//