A few days ago I was experimenting with natural food colours! You know with cake decorating and all I needed to make small quantities of creams in different colours. So blending fruit in the mixture was not really an option as I only needed a tablespoon or so.
So I stumbled across some natural powders made from all natural ingredients But with a neutral taste. You should have seen my excitement!!!!!
So particularly interested in the green, as so far was using spirulina and corella to colour small amounts of cream. Not the most pleasant of smell or taste as you can imagine.
So my powder was Matcha better!!! I’m not too much of a Matcha fan, so was happy when they told me it did not have any flavour just the beautiful green colour. So off I set to colour my cream.
I open the packet ………smell it …….. Well still smells like Matcha to me……….
Taste it …….. EEEWWWW still got that flavour…………….I make a tea with it to be just certain that it does taste like Matcha………………………..Yep!!!! Green and grassy
Man I’m Pissed!!!! I’ve got another packet of Matcha tea ………. I have been unwillingly collecting this stuff …..it’s the 5th packet………………………
So after cursing the guy who sold it to me and Ladedada…….. I calmed down.
Ok since I’ve got sooo much of this stuff let me attempt some culinary baking with it…………….
I must admit I have tried in the past, but was not wowed by it … So here I go again.
I thought to try some cookies. Always a good start. So I did some research and set to making a mess in the kitchen. So after countless tries I must admit I did create something that I actually liked……..
Mild in flavour , full of goodness and I have been having one for breakfast 5 days in a row…….Just to make sure that I do like it that is…
And I have accompanied the biscuit with a cup of the Matcha tea on several occasions……..
Well that’s progress for sure … Not sure if my taste buds have flipped, changed or just matured…..Or maybe its all the honey and coconut milk .....
Anyhow I thought to share my creation so here goes
½ cup Self raising gluten free flour
½ cup oat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons almond butter
3 tablespoon coconut sugar
3 tablespoons agave or maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil
11/2 teaspoons Matcha powder
Mix all together to form a dough. Then take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it our into a ball. Flatten in on a baking try lined with baking paper. If the mixture is too sticky wet your hands to make it easier to work with. Repeat with the remaining mixture until finished.
I sprinkled some black sesame seeds on top. More for decoration than anything else.
Cook in a preheated oven 180 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
The cookies will be soft when first taken out but then they will firm up.
Store in an air tight container.
If you like the taste of tahini and sesame I also made another batch where, I omitted the almond butter and coconut oil and replaced it with equal tablespoons of tahini. A lot more earthy I must say... Great if your a Tahini fan.
So go a head and make yourself a batch of these cookies ………. I promise you will feel Matcha better.