Matcha {Green Tea} and Chocolate Marble Loaf

I haven’t said my formal goodbye to Summer yet. Even though we’ve been having a few rainy nights this week. The things is, it’s still scorching hot every time the clock strikes at 11am up until about 4pm.

It is so hot, I even tried having an ice bath. Yup, now I know how those vegetables I blanch must feel when I submerge them into iced water..hee.

But like I said, I feel the rainy season coming up because it’s been drizzling every night now right around 7 o’ clock and then it goes on until midnight, I think. It makes sleeping so much more pampering because it gets cold.

Okay. Now that I got that off my chest. Can we talk about Matcha and Chocolate?

I still have some leftover Matcha {Green Tea Powder} from my Green Tea Latte craze from a few months ago.

I thought of making this Matcha {Green Tea} and Chocolate Marble Loaf because I needed something to pair with my coffee. Plus it seems like a good idea because green tea is healthy…

And I’m trying to sneak in healthy things into my diet in the hope of balancing out the unhealthiness I’ve been chugging the past few months.

So today, I discovered that I lack marbling skills. Just look at the greens and the browns in my loaf. Does that look like a marble loaf to you?

yeah… well, at least the loaf turned out really good.

It’s not overly sweet and it’s buttery. Not oily-buttery but buttery-good. I just wished I added more Matcha Powder, so it’ll have that strong Matcha Green Tea flavor that should be overpowering everything in this loaf of cake.

Alright, I’m just babbling. It’s a crazy night and I’m sleepy.

P.S.

I think we’re seeing smoothie recipes in the near future. I just found out that one of my photo entry won me a Blender! yay!

Matcha {Green Tea} and Chocolate Marble Loaf
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature + 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1⅓ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp Matcha tea powder
  • a few drops of green food coloring, optional
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer, beat the ¾ cup butter and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides as needed.
  5. Add the vanilla.
  6. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk until blended.
  7. In another small bowl, whisk the melted butter into the cocoa powder until completely blended and smooth. R
  8. emove one cup of the batter from the mixing bowl and stir into the chocolate mixture until well blended.
  9. Stir the Matcha tea powder into the remaining batter in the mixing bowl. Add green food color to enhance color.
  10. Spoon half of the matcha batter into the prepared loaf pan, making sure to smooth out to all corners and tap down any lumps.
  11. With a spoon or spatula, plop the chocolate batter onto the matcha batter,then cover the chocolate layer with the remaining matcha batter.
  12. Smooth out the top while trying to mix the chocolate layer.
  13. With a butter knife, create a few swirls in the batter.
  14. Bake for 30 minutes then reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F and bake for an additional 20 minutes. Cover with aluminum foil if you think it’s browning.Check with a toothpick, if it comes out clean with a few moist crumbs, then it’s done.
  15. Let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving with a cup of good coffee.

 

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