What is matcha?
Matcha is originally used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, but now it is also used in Matcha latte, shakes, cakes and bread. It became a very popular drink all over the world.
Is matcha healthy?
Tea has various effects such as removal of drowsiness and diuretic action. Matcha tea, in particular, is made from powdered tea leaves, so the nutrients contained in the leaves can be ingested as they are.
What’s the nutritions matcha has?
The main ingredients contained in Matcha are as follows.
Amino acid (theanine), protein
Catechin / polyphenols
Matcha became popular around the world after the matcha latte got popular. It is used not only for drinks but also for various purposes, especially for sweets where you can enjoy the aroma and colour of matcha.
This is a great recipe for Gluten-free sweets!
We use rice flour instead of flour.
Step1. Mix your eggs & sugar
Set up oven 350F
Add the vanilla extract.
Tip! Mixer’s speed
The mixer is initially fast, and to make the dough finer, slow down.
Hight speed fist 5~8 minutes
Low speed last 30 seconds
Beat eggs until stiff-peak stage.
Step2. Adding matcha and rice flour
Add the matcha powder and the rice flour slowly while stirring.
Step3. Pour the dough into the pan.
Step4. Put the pan into the oven 350F-10~15min.
But for my oven 12 minutes will be the perfect bake time.
After baking, remove the parchment sheet from the sponge cake while hot and let it cool.
Step5. Filling (Matcha cream with Red beans paste)
Put the whipping cream, maple syrup or sugar and matcha powder in a bowl and mix well with the mixer.
Step6. Roll with a sponge cake
When the sponge cake has cooled down, put whipping cream on the sponge cake and spread all over the sponge cake.
Spread whipping cream
Put on Anko (red beans paste)
Anko (red beans paste) is a great combination with Matcha! Both are Japanese flavours!!
but if you don’t have or you don’t like it, it will be okay without Anko (red beans paste)
Gently grip both ends of the sponge cake and begin rolling slowly.
When rolled, wind the parchment sheet as it is and squeeze both ends.
and leave for a while in the fridge.
Enjoy Japanese style sweets!
Matcha sponge cake
- 4 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Rice flour
- 1 tbsp Matcha powder
- 1 tbs Vanilla extract
- 1 cup Whipping cream
- 1/4 cup Maple syrup or Sugar