Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Matcha Cupcakes..... Mood = Going Green
soooooooo good for you. Some evidence suggests that regular green tea in your diet will help prevent heart disease, and some kinds of cancer from forming. Also it is thought that it helps with weight loss due to polyphenols and caffeine. Green tea has also been thought to help with the prevention of dental cavities, kidney stones, aiding with bone density, and cognitive function. There are many researches done about the use of green tea to help with brain activity and neuro science. Under the Michael J Fox foundation, they are doing tests to aid people with helping rescuing damaged brain cells and protecting ones that have not been harmed yet.
Well i didn't know all this about green tea, but now i don't feel so bad after eating 3 cupcakes..... OOOPS!
So the recipe i used for this is my own . The vanilla base chiffon cake recipe but i just added Matcha (green tea powder). It worked a treat and like i mentioned before, chiffon cakes are my all time favourite.
For the recipe visit here.
Add 4 Tablespoons of matcha, adding it to the flour and sugar stage of the recipe
Fill cupcake holes 2/3 full and bake for 15-20 minutes.
To make the icing, just follow the same method and recipe just adding up to 2 Tablespoons of matcha to flavour it.
Frost and refrigerate till ready to eat.
Who knew going green tasted so good and was so good for you.....