I’ve really been getting into this doughnut thing. They’re so quick and easy to make, plus there’s just something about doughnuts that says fun!… Today’s doughnut creation uses one of my all time favourite flavours… Matcha!
I know that some people don’t like the flavour of matcha… Maybe it’s one of those “acquired” tastes… But for me, it was love at first bite!… Matcha lattes! Matcha desserts! I just love that earthy, sweet and bitter combination.
The first time I tasted matcha was at a Korean restaurant. The manager brought complimentary dishes of ice cream to our table. It was green, which was surprising and made us a little hesitant, so I asked what flavour it was. “Green Tea!”, he replied. None of us had ever heard of green tea ice cream before and quietly joked if it was one that should have even been made. Regardless, we gave it a try, and (at least for me) it was love at first bite!
Matcha is a favorite flavour of mine. Here I’ve used it to make a tasty and pretty frosting. That beautiful green colour is created entirely by the matcha powder.
Makes enough to frost 12 – 18 cupcakes.
1/2 cup Margarine (I used Earth Balance)
1/2 cup Shortening
2 tbsp Non-Dairy Milk (I used coconut)
4 tsp Matcha Powder
3 cups Icing Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
Stir together the milk and the matcha powder. Set aside.
Beat the margarine and shortening until thoroughly combined. Blend in the matcha mixture.
Beat in the sugar (sift it first if it is lumpy). Add vanilla and beat until light and creamy (3 – 5 minutes). If needed add more milk or sugar (a small amount at a time) beating well after each addition.