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Entries in matcha (24)

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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Tuesday
Dec242013

Matcha (Green Tea) Recipes of 2013

Here are the matcha (green tea) recipes we (Queenie & I) worked on this year. Yes, I am aware that I have a matcha problem.

- Matcha Hot Chocolate

- Matcha Truffles

- Matcha Affogato

- Matchamisu = Matcha + Tiramisu

- Mini Matcha Mille Crepe Cake

- Matcha Shaved Ice

- Matcha Latte Slushie

- Matcha Marshmallows

Wednesday
Nov272013

A Kitchensurfing Dinner & Mille-Feuille's Gossip For 2

A couple of months ago, I had written about a birthday lunch prepared by Ivelisse, a Kitchensurfing chef. I really loved her food, so when I started working on-site for a client last week for a three-week project, I contacted her to make me dinners. I wanted food that I could just heat up and eat since I was too tired to make a meal when I got home. (It's been a little tough adjusting to a regular workday schedule when I'm so used to working on a flexible schedule from home. Boo hoo, poor me.)

I had a budget of $130 and Ivelisse made me four dinners, all in generous portion sizes. She made the food in her kitchen and delivered it, neatly packaged and labeled, to my apartment. There was enough food that I invited my friend Alia over for dinner one night. We hadn't seen each other in a while and there was much to catch up on.

What we ate:

- Tamales
- Mexican rice
- Black beans
- Pastelitos (empanadas) 
- Mexican lasagna

Aside from what we ate, Ivelisse also made me Mexican chicken soup and chicken in mole sauce. Her chicken with mole is SO GOOD and I've been bringing it to work in bento boxes. She also threw in a slice of cherry cheesecake, which, like everything she made, was delicious.

After our savories, it was time for dessert! We had Mille-feuille's new cake, Gossip for 2, a dessert meant to be shared. How perfect for catching up with a friend!

Two forks, and we each picked an end to start. Cutting into the cake with a fork, I oohed over all the different layers inside. Alia and I had about 5 bites each before we figured out the fruit was pineapple, which added to the sweetness of the cake, but thankfully, the cake wasn't overly sweet. We really enjoyed it. It's a small cake, but the portion size was perfect after our big meal.

If you're following me on Instagram, you know I've been having toasted matcha marshmallows every night. This night was not an exception. (Get the recipe.)

Using fondue forks, and a culiary torch, which I got just for this purpose (nope, not ridiculous at all), we toasted our marshmallows until they were crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside.

 //Gossip for 2 courtesy of Mille-feuille.//

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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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Tuesday
Sep242013

Matcha (Green Tea) Latte Slushie

Still going strong with my iced treats using an Electric Shaved Ice Machine. Last week was the Matcha Shaved Ice, and this week, Matcha Latte Slushie, which is basically the same recipe as the shaved ice, but with more milk.  

MATCHA LATTE SLUSHIE
Makes 2 servings

INGREDIENTS 
1 cup water
1 teaspoon matcha (I used Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha.
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon condensed milk

DIRECTIONS
1. Whisk together matcha & water in a bowl. Freeze overnight in shaved ice machine molds.
2. Shave matcha ice & spoon into 2 glasses.
3. Pour 1/2 cup milk into each glass & drizzle condensed milk on top. Enjoy! 

//Props used: Cylinder flutes from CB2, Whisk from Ikea (similar), wooden bowls and white bowl from Muji. Matcha courtesy of Aiya, shaved ice machine courtesy of Hawaiian Shaved Ice.//

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