Matcha lattes, matcha ice cream, matcha cakes - we've been seeing a lot of these emerald desserts and beverages around lately, but hey, who's complaining?
Matcha literally means 'powdered tea' in Japanese - tea leaves are finely ground to form that emerald green powder everyone is obsessed with. Not only is matcha delicious, it also has a multitude of health benefits. With its high levels of antioxidants, matcha helps to boost metabolism, which aids in weight loss.
If you want to incorporate a little of this magic green powder into your diet, we've got you covered. Here are 8 simple matcha dessert recipes that you can indulge in every week - or every day, for that matter!
This recipe is perfect for when you're trying to slim down, but still itching to indulge your sweet tooth. This emerald bowl of health goodness packs 32 grams of fiber from chia seeds, and requires just minutes to complete.
The characteristic bitterness of matcha combines with the sweetness of white chocolate chips in this recipe to form a mouthwatering dessert. These cookies are fuss-free and perfect to serve at parties or when you have guests over.
Lucky for us, we don't have to be professional baristas to whip up this tasty drink that's packed full of goodness and health. If you're looking for something more indulgent, feel free to top your latte with some whipped cream.
If you're a huge fan of Royce's melt-in-the-mouth nama chocolate, this recipe is for you. These truffle chocolates are decadent and perfect for indulgent movie nights.
These yogurt popsicles will be a godsend in Singapore's insane heat. To make this dessert less sinful, we've replaced whipping cream with yogurt. Feel free to eat this for breakfast - I mean, there's yogurt in it, so that means it's healthy... right?
Perfect for breakfast (or any time of the day, really), this recipe for matcha granola takes your favourite granola recipe to the next level. Coupled with the nuttiness of almonds and walnuts and the sweetness of dried blueberries, the bitterness of the matcha is toned down.
Bite-sized and easy to make, this dessert is perfect for hot summer days. After all, nothing can go wrong when there's chocolate in it!
Are you craving for some matcha cake, but it's 11pm and all the stores are closed? Fret not, for this all-in-one matcha mug cake recipe is the perfect solution to your late night cravings and/or laziness.
And here you have it - 8 fuss-free, easy matcha dessert recipes for anytime of the day that you are craving for some of this healthy goodness. Go forth and eat green!
For even more green tea goodness, look to our Sakura Tea! It is made from mild sencha that complements the flavour of Sakura flower in a harmonious union. Get yours today!
Christmas is nearing and it’s time to prepare to have guests over for a feast of epic proportions. Here are some classic and elegant dessert recipes that will surely bring the festive cheer to your merry party!
This dessert looks intimidating with its sophisticated cracks and form but it’s actually really simple to make. You’ll need icing sugar and egg whites, which need to be whisked for about 10 minutes. Add corn flour and vinegar and fold it into the meringue.
The result will be a wonderful marshmellowy meringue mixture with silky and stiff peaks. Distribute a circular dollop evenly on parchment paper and place the layers in the oven. You can use a piping bag to make your bases evenly shaped.
Spread whipped cream between the Pavlova bases and finish it off with some strawberries and you’ll have a quintessential Christmas dessert ready for your guests to dig into.
Here is another easy recipe to make your pavolva.
The English trifle involves three simple ingredients: sponge cake, cream, and fresh fruit.
Start with your cake layer and begin putting different fruits around the outside of your bowl. Do the same with each type of fruit that you’ve chosen to use. The cream goes in next, followed by more fruits. You can get creative with additional ingredients like liqueur, vanilla extract, or raspberry sauce, but make sure to add them in the centre so they will be soaked up by the sponge cake at the bottom.
What’s great about this dessert is that you can choose to make them in individual portions or leave it up to your guests to help themselves.
If you fancy a beautifully layered trifle yourself, read this.
Although making a yule log, or a log cake, may take a lot of time, patience, and effort, it is undeniably a mainstay dessert centerpiece, especially during Christmas.
You’ll start off whisking eggs and caster sugar until the result triples in size. Sift in flour and cocoa powder and fold it into the mixture. Again, you can add additional ingredients like liqueur here. Pour the mixture evenly onto parchment paper and pop it into the oven for about 10 minutes.
Invert your sponge onto baking paper and tightly roll it up, and leave it to cool. In the meantime, work on your cream filling. Evenly spread it into the sponge and roll it back up. Finally, pipe your chilled ganache onto your log, dusted with icing sugar.
Here is a step-by-step recipe that will guide you to making a wonderful yule log for everyone!
The trick to a perfect pumpkin pie is ensuring that your crust is cooked well.
To do this, you’ll have to blind-bake your pie shell. This means pre-baking it so you don’t end up with something that’s uncooked halfway through the centre. Place parchment paper and pie weights into your pie shell so the shape of your crust doesn’t change.
For the filling, use pumpkin puree, three eggs, vanilla extract, and salt. The secret to the recipe lies in the spices that are added: cinnamon, finely ground nutmeg, ginger, and Chinese five spice. Finally, add evaporated milk and whisk everything, before filling your pie.
To make the perfect pumpkin pie for the festive season, here is a recipe for you!
A croquembouche is made up of profiteroles stuck onto a cone and bound together with spun sugar. Traditionally served as a celebratory cake in France, this dessert is perfect for any party – and it even looks like a Christmas tree!
First, you need to make your choux pastry for the profiteroles. Once out of the oven, poke a hole in each of them with a skewer and pop them back in the oven for them to dry out. For the filling, you’ll need milk, vanilla bean, egg yolks, sugar, and flour. After whisking and cooling, spoon the filling into a piping bag and fill the profiteroles.
You can use any regular cardboard to make a cone, depending on the size you desire. Keep adding your pastries along the sides of the cone using a sugar and water mixture as glue. Finally, add an elegant touch to your extravagant dessert by making enough spun sugar to drape around the croquembouche.
Here is a great recipe should you want a croquembouche to be on your table at your Christmas dinner.
Although some recipes are certainly not easy to make, they are definitely worth the time and effort. Elegant, beautiful and delicious, the desserts are sure to charm your family and friends!