Christmas Matcha Cupcakes w/ Genmai Almond Butter Cookies


Christmas Matcha Cupcakes w/ Genmai Almond Butter Cookies


Working in the food industry, Evonne is no stranger to the delicious range of savoury, sweet desserts and her instagram @greatescape_v is proof. Passionate in baking since young, cooking up mouth-watering dishes is her regular self-care activity now. Her recipes are classic, bursting with flavours and depth, always adding a special touch. Check out her specially-crafted series One Day Meals: from the matcha spread on your morning toasties to the café-style matcha dishes with a slight twist on a popular dessert for after dinner.

"It is the feeling of satisfaction after seeing the result of my hard work that gets me."

Evonne / @greatescape_v

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INTERVIEW WITH @greatescape_v

The mix of savoury and sweet dishes in your Instagram looks stunning! When did your passion for food begin?
I grew up surrounded by many varieties of food as my family and relatives work in the food industry. My favourite memory is when my dad would bring me to the international food trade exhibitions and visit the production plants whenever he had an overseas business trip. I also enjoy watching cooking shows since I was young, it inspired me to craft things with my own hands. It is the feeling of satisfaction after seeing the result of my hard work that gets me.
What's your biggest challenge in creating these mouth-watering recipes?
Usually, I would draw and write down the ideas before making any dishes. However, sometimes the food may not turn out like how I wanted it to taste or look. Even so, I learned to keep trying and not give up. Eventually, it will turn out amazing!
Personal tips for your recipe viewers when working with Matcha recipes.
It was my first time experiencing different types of matcha powder. naturally, it took me a long time to understand and distinguish the differences. Each and every one has it's own distinct flavour profile. You definitely have to try them all as everyone has their own preferences of taste.
What is your inspiration for Christmas Matcha Cupcakes w/ Genmai Almond Butter Cookies recipe?
It's just that the Christmas party is not complete without cupcakes! And I think it's adorable to include Niko the Cat on the Christmas cupcakes.
How did you find using SUISEN / Genmai and YURI / Matcha Powder in your recipe?
The combo creates a different layer of flavors in every bite. Not only does it have the earthiness of YURI / Matcha powder, but the scent of roasted rice cracker from SUISEN / Gennmai powder deepens after baking. 


Christmas Matcha Cupcakes w/ Genmai Almond Butter Cookies
BY @greatescape_v

Serve: 3-4cupcakes
Prep time: 20mins
Cooking time: 22mins
Total time: about 45mins


Matcha & Strawberry Cupcakes
3g of YURI / Matcha powder (sieved)
63g Cake flour/All purpose flour (sieved)
½ tsp Baking powder
A pinch of Salt
67g Unsalted Butter (soften)
60g Sugar
1 Egg
12g Almond Milk / Milk

Strawberry Jam
230g Strawberries
100g of Sugar
90g Water
2 sprigs of Fresh Thyme (optional)
A squeeze of lemon juice
A pinch of salt

Genmai Almond Butter Cookies
Substitute with SUISEN / Genmai powder following this recipe: Houjicha & Matcha Almond Butter Cookies.

Décor Toppings
Whipped cream
Candy sprinkles
Dusting powder

Matcha Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 Celsius.
  2. Using a hand mixer, whisk together the matcha powder, flour, baking powder, unsalted butter, a pinch of salt, and sugar. Start with a moderate speed, and mix until the ingredients are combined.
  3. Then, add an egg and almond milk. Continue to mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Divide the batter into cupcake tins equally. You should fill up to 60-70% for each cup.
  5. Bake for 20 - 22mins.
  6. Then, transfer the cupcakes to the cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

Strawberry Jam

  1. In a small saucepan, add strawberries, sugar, fresh thyme, and water. Cook on medium heat, stir occasionally to combine.
  2. Once the mixture becomes bubbly, add a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt.
  3. Then, reduce to medium low heat, until the mixture got thicken or to the consistency you prefer. Set aside.
    (You could make this a day in advance and keep in an airtight container in the fridge. Make sure you let cool completely before storing.)

Method To Assemble

  1. To assemble the cupcake, use a corer or thick paper straw to remove a little piece from the cupcake centre.
  2. Then, fill the cupcake with strawberry jam.
  3. Lastly, décor with whipped cream, Genmai Almond Butter Cookies, rosemary, candy sprinkles, and some dusting powder.




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