Last week’s cake recipe (in this post here) was suitable for egg and nut allergy sufferers, but this one certainly isn’t. It’s also not suitable if you are trying to be healthy or avoid sugar or butter. In fact, this brownie recipe is a completely indulgent special treat. I love it!
I really enjoy the taste of matcha, or green tea powder. This recipe is an excuse to combine that green tea taste with an old classic baked treat – brownies. I have an old recipe for brownies in my recipe collection, one of those handwritten recipes passed on from one friend to another years ago. I have varied that recipe here from the classic chocolate brownie, including plenty of matcha together with its happy flavour companions: white chocolate and macadamia nuts.
These matcha brownies make for a slightly different baked treat, something a little bit special to enjoy at your next afternoon tea function, or perhaps a quiet tea time yourself.
You could bake this in a square 20cm cake tin for slightly taller brownies, or a rectangular slice tray for flatter brownies. Cut to size as you like once the brownies have cooled after baking.
Did you know matcha comes in different grades or types? The most special is ceremonial grade for whisking with hot water and drinking as matcha tea. The type used for cooking is culinary grade matcha. Note that the freshness of your matcha powder will affect the colour of your baked treats. A nice bright green means your matcha is nice and fresh!
Looking for more matcha? Try these recipes using the green tea powder in other posts: