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So, last week you voted for me to bake matcha cookies and, last night, I did. Let’s just say that I’m not going to win the Great British Bake-Off any time soon.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you might have gathered that I really like adding matcha to my baking. Last year I made some, if I do say so myself, rather successful matcha butterfly cupcakes. Last night, I ended up making cookies with a greenish tinge.
It turns out that matcha apparently burns when it’s in the oven. Fortunately, they still tasted very nice and went down very well in the office. Rather than embarrass myself and post a recipe that technically didn’t work, I’ll post some pictures and let you work out at what point I realised I wasn’t going to get my original matcha cookies…
My traditional ‘baking with matcha method’ has been to go with the original recipe and add a couple of teaspoons of matcha. At first, it looked quite promising.
For those of you who fancy baking some generally delicious cookies, here’s a link to the BBC recipe that I followed. I think my creations might have looked and tasted more matcha-licious if I’d added 2 tablespoons of matcha rather than 2 teaspoons. Matcha is a very strong flavouring, so in the past I’ve not needed to use it much and didn’t factor the heat into things. Oh, well. They still tasted nice…
So, to make up for this rather embarrassing incident, I will bake the matcha cheesecake that came second in the votes in the near future. It’ll be harder to transport to work for obvious reasons, so more for me!
Whilst I have your attention, I’d like to ask (read: implore) you to vote on the Final Fantasy music poll. Currently, a lot of the songs are tied so I need your help! The voting closes on Thursday, so please vote and post it on your Facebook/Twitter and ask your friends to do the same!
‘Til next time!