Matcha Green Tea Bread Recipe (for the machine)

“Do you like green eggs and ham?” “I do not like them, Sam-I-am. I do not like green eggs and ham!” “So how about green bread instead? Flavored by matcha?” is what I said!

I bought some Matcha Green Tea Powder from Stash Tea and thought I might try using it in bread. This is the recipe I came up with…

Matcha Green Tea Bread

  • 1 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dry active yeast

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into pan of bread machine in order listed. Make a well to put the yeast into so it doesn’t touch the liquid.
  2. Bake on basic setting . Cool at least 20 minutes on a wire rack before slicing.

The verdict?

It was moist and dense, and delicious, especially still warm from the bread machine! I watched some people’s eyes close in pleasure when they tried it. 🙂 I made it to go with my Red Veggie Soup (http://lifeofcolors.com/2012/07/10/red-veggie-soup/)  Most people totally enjoyed dipping it in the soup and eating it that way. The flavors really complimented each other.

It’s also very tasty toasted.

Next time I would use less of the Matcha Tea. The tea is really expensive and it would probably still taste wonderful with a tablespoon or less of it.

“We do so like green Matcha bread! Thank you! Thank you”, they all said!

 

Is Coffee Your Cup of Tea?

I’m one of those people who will never grow up. Drinking coffee is synonymous with being an adult in many circles I’ve been in over the years. The only way I can drink coffee is to ice it… and put so much cream and sugar in it that I might as well just leave the coffee out!

On the other hand, I have learned to drink tea. 🙂 There are so many wonderful flavors and options. The one pictured below is a Gojiberry/Blueberry/Pomegranate flavored Green Tea Blend from ESP Emporium. It gives the excellent health benefits of a green tea, but with a  fruity, mild, delicious flavor. (Green tea’s potential health benefits include everything from fighting many different kinds of cancer to helping your heart).

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.  ~Author Unknown

I have over 20 types of tea available in my home, mainly for guests. Although I have 4-5 favorites, I don’t drink it everyday, and rarely more than one cup at a sitting. It depends on the weather and my mood. At this time of year I steep the tea, then let it sit until it’s cold. 🙂

Most of my teas are in teabags. My sister, an avid tea drinker, bought me this teapot for steeping loose teas. So now I can make either or both kinds.


“The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort and refinement” – Arthur Gray

Would you care to join me for a cup of tea? We can enjoy the flavor of the tea as well as the flavor of a good conversation! 🙂

Do you drink tea? Do you prefer tea bags or loose tea? What are your favorite flavors? I’d love to hear your opinions on it.