foodie fridays: matcha swirl
– Matcha (MAH-cha) is a finely-ground green tea that is commonly used in Japanese tea ceremony’s. This superstar powder is formed when shade-grown leaves are finely milled, so, when used in cooking or baking, you’re ingesting tons of nutrients. In fact, it has almost 137 times more cancer-fighting elements then plain old green tea. Matcha tastes slightly sweet, so it is often today, in lattes, milkshakes and desserts (source one and two).
(from Bon Appetit October 2011)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
1 package frozen mango, defrosted
4 teaspoons sugar, divided
3.5 ounces white chocolate
1.5 cups low-fat Greek style yogurt
1 teaspoon matcha powder
Mix mango with 2 teaspoons sugar and macerate for 30 minutes. Melt white chocolate either in microwave or on stove stop. Once melted and slightly cooled, gradually whisk in yogurt. Divide yogurt/chocolate mixture between two bowls.
In another small bowl, combine remaining 2 teaspoons sugar and matcha powder Add 1 tablespoon hot water, whisk until a paste forms. Add paste to white chocolate-yogurt mixture. Stir to combine.
Dived mango among four fun glasses! Make a small hole in the green yogurt mixture and pour yogurt mixture into center. Fold just enough to create swirls. Spoon over mango and enjoy!