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Matcha Fever!

23 Aug

In last blog post, Yuki mentioned “Matcha Kitkat”. We both are in love with Matcha (Green Tea) Flavor. We can buy many Japanese stuff here in London. But unfortunately Matcha is not really one of them…

Matcha is very addictive. If you had once before, you know how addictive it is! So I am always thinking about Matcha flavor. Then I decided to buy Matcha powder last time I went back to Japan. (Yuki even bought more of it when she went back!) Once you have it, you can make everything Matcha flavor. Matcha latte, Matcha icecream, Matcha chocolate, Matcha bread!

Last week, I had some spare time. I was a bit bored… Then ta-da!

I baked Matcha Cockies! It looks quite greeny, isn’t it? I followed the recipe very carefully, but somehow it was too much green tea taste in it… But I loved it.
Anyways, here is a recipe of Matcha Cookie I bakes.

*Matcha (Green Tea)  Soft Cookies*

Margarine (or Butter)     50g (Room Temperature preferably)
Granulated Suger              50g
Honey                                    15g
Flour                                      100g
Matcha Powder*               10g (if you want that greeny as I baked, put less)
Baking Powder                   1/2 tea spoon
Chocolate Chips                 50g (or as much as you want)
*You can buy at oriental super market
1. Whisk the butter in a bawl. If it is not warm as room temperature, just microwave it for about 10 seconds (if 700w)
2. Microwave honey and suger for 10 seconds to make it smoother. Add in the bawl with the butter. Stir well.
3. Add the flour, the matcha powder and the baking powder. Stir well until you can’t see powder anymore and  it gets dough texture.
4. Preheat oven 150 degrees C. Then get baking sheet ready on a tray.
5. Make golf ball sized dough balls and add chocolate chips. Flatten balls in 1cm(2/5 inch) thick.

6. Bake for about 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely hence it is quite soft when it is done.

This surely tastes different from cookies normally eaten outside of Japan. I love eating Matcha flavored sweets with a cup (or more) of green tea. Fancy cuppa with Japanese style??

And benefit from eating/drinking green tea? According to news today, it may cure (skin) cancer. At least three cups of tea a day as Huff post tells… What a piece of cake!

I’m back from Japan!

1 Aug

Hello!

This is Yuki if you know me!

I came back from Japan last week. It was whole three weeks I spent there. Seeing my friends, family and dog (I absolutely LOVE my dog)! It was all sooo good!!

I meant to take loads of photos of Japanese cuteness there, but my bad. I was too busy catching up with my friends and stuff, I hardly took any….

These are the few photos I took in Tokyo. They were so cute that I had to show you! It was Uniqlo’s window display. When I saw these, I really felt back in my county!! Love for craziness and cuteness.

Hello kitty dress


Can you see there are a few Union Jack Hello kitty too?

Little Twin Stars dress

How crazy and cute are they!!
It was in a place called Ginza in Tokyo and it’s a very very busy place. I had to stop in the middle of street (must have been super annoying to others) and looked like a tourist in my own country! Ha!

You might be mad at me because I didn’t take more photos but I think you’ll have to forgive me if I tell you I brought some gifts back. We are thinking about how to give them so I’ll let you know as soon as we decided. As for now, I can tell you that Maccha (Green tea) Kit Kat  is one of my souvenir from Japan.

See? Now you must love me?

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