I’ve been craving sugar lately. I had to take a late night run to a convenience store to satisfy my cravings with some sour watermelon rinds. Honestly, what was I thinking? I know better, but just couldn’t help myself as I booked it down the street to buy them! I’m not sure if it is the change in weather and the impending summer vacation in just three weeks (wahoo!) or if it is a passing trend, but I’ve got dessert on my mind!
I’ve also been thinking a lot of my late grandmother, who was the quintessential grandmother. She was an amazing cook, who always spoiled my cousins and I with her confections during the summer months. My cousins and I couldn’t wait to get to her house for the trays of desserts and homemade meals each night, no matter what! She lived in southern Vermont, in a sleepy town where everyone knows everyone. The days with her seemed never-ending as we enjoyed the sunshine, late nights, and love. Wish she were here to start this summer with us.
These two things combined left me inspired to create this matcha brownie recipe based off of a family recipe. I wonder what Gram would think of matcha!
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 2 ounces of semisweet Baker’s chocolate
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 1⁄4 tsp. salt
- 3 tbsp. Coastal Tea Matcha
- 1 tsp. confectionary sugar
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- In a small pot, heat the Baker’s chocolate and stick of butter on medium heat until melted. Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees.
- In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, slowly mix together the chocolate mixture and the sugar until well incorporated. Add the vanilla extract.
- Next, add one egg at a time to the mix, beating until smooth.
- Add the flour, 1 tbsp. matcha and salt to the bowl and mix until well combined. If you plan to add walnuts or chocolate chips, add and mix them now.
- Using shortening or cooking spray, coat an 8×8 metal pan and dust with flour.
- Bake on 325 to 30 to 35 minutes depending on your oven heat.
- While the brownies bake, in a small bowl, whisk and combine the remaining 2 tbsp. matcha and confectionary sugar.
- When the brownies have cooled, dust the brownies with the matcha and sugar blend. Enjoy!
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