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.
Recipe by The Peach Kitchen at https://www.thepeachkitchen.com/2013/06/matcha-green-tea-and-chocolate-marble-loaf/