Saturday, 15 March 2014

Matcha Green Tea and Lemon Cookies + Matcha Review

Happy Sunny Saturday!!!!!
I hope where ever you are its as sunny as it is for me, what a glorious start to the weekend. Hopefully it sticks around for tomorrow too. Todays post I have an awesome recipe to share with you which is easy to do and has some great health benefits! 


A little while ago I was sent this little pot of Matcha Green Tea from the lovely peeps at Teapigs. Now if you are not familiar with this super tea here are a few benefits of including Matcha Green Tea in your diet:

Matcha is a concentrated form of green tea and contains 137 times more antioxidants then the normal green tea! 
Matcha is both energising and calming.
Matcha can help you to lose weight and give you healthy skin.

For more information about the health benefits of Matcha check out the tea pigs website. 

Now on to my awesome recipe:


Ingredients:

175g gluten free plain flour
100g organic unsalted butter
50g coconom Original coconut sugar
1/2 Tbsp Matcha Green Tea
1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
1 lemon, rind and juice


Method:

Pre heat your oven to a medium heat. Sieve flour and matcha into a mixing bowl then add sugar and baking powder and combine. Add butter, which should be at room temperature or soften in the microwave. Grate the rind of the lemon into the mix followed by the juice. Mix again until you form a soft dough, don't over work it as the gluten free flour can get too sticky! Take small amounts of the dough, using your hands make balls then place on a parchment lined baking tray. Use a fork and press down on top of the cookie ball to flatten and make a pretty pattern! Bake for 8-15 minutes depending on your oven and size of cookies, check after 8 minutes. Once the cookies are slightly bronzed take them out to be cooled, this will ensure a soft centre. 


Enjoy!

The cookies turned out really well, soft in the middle and crisp on the outside, my kind of cookie : )


I have also tried out the Matcha tea in smoothies and pancakes, I have to say I love it! I am yet to try it as a latte but thats next me thinks. Teapigs doesn't just make the Matcha tea they also have a wide range of delicious fruit and herbal tea varieties you can follow what they are up to on Facebook and Twitter too : )

Question:

Have you tried Matcha Green tea, what did you think and how do you use it?

14 comments:

  1. This is a completely new one on me. They look delicious, thanks so much for sharing x

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  2. They look so pretty! My cookies never end up in circles... Never tried matcha green tea but these sound heavenly, may be one to add to the list for when I am back in the UK :)

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    1. Thanks! It makes for a great flavour combo!

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  3. I love matcha, I like to have a little shot before an early workout to give me a boost, I've had it in smoothies and porridge before too.

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    1. Not tried a shot of if yet, but I shall have to give it a try x

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  4. I'm a huge fan of matcha I like making lattes with almond milk, although I'm not having any at the moment in case it's too much caffeine for being pregnant, but I'm looking forward to having it again soon. Those cookies look delicious!

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    1. I have gig to try a matcha latte, they didn't last long that's for sure!

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  5. I love matcha green tea, but have only used it with water or almond milk. I would love to get more experimental with it.

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    1. It's definitely great in cookies! Plus I love the colour!

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  6. Those cookies look great! Will definitely have to give those a try.

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    1. I'd love to know what you think x

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  7. I have only had a little sample of it- I tried it as a latte and it was surprisingly nice, quite creamy. I keep meaning to add the other bit to my porridge to see what that tastes like.

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    1. Latte is definitely next onmy list!

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