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Green tea cheesecake white chocolate brownies 
May 26, 2009 1:54 pm 
Updated: May 27, 2009 11:15 am
I'm a big proponent of green tea, or to be specific, matcha (green tea powder). I often make green tea lattes with matcha, and now that it's warmer, I make smoothies with it. Recently I came up with this matcha honeydew smoothie, which is delicious, especially for fans of Asian fruits and flavours.

Having already tried different variations of green tea cakes, I wanted to try something different. I had  this recipe from Nook & Pantry saved to my AR recipe box for over a year, so it was time I tried it. (And if you're wondering why it took me so long, it's because I have an INSANE number of pages in my recipe box. Including AR recipes, recipes from other sites, links to resources such as baking pan conversions, personal recipes, etc., there are 38 pages in there! Crazeh!)

The brownies consist of white chocolate cake and green tea-flavoured cheesecake; just make the batters and swirl them together for a pretty effect. I'm not sure why the pics at Nook & Pantry show the green tea parts looking so faint--almost yellowish--but the colour in my brownies turned out deep green, as expected.

They tasted good but the cooking time was way off. (Maybe I have a super-hot oven.) The blog recommends 40 minutes, but mine were probably fine by 20-25 minutes. As they were, when I checked them at 30 minutes, they were a bit too browned. They also cracked a bit, which is annoying because I have never even made a cracked cheesecake!
Green Tea Cheesecake White Chocolate Brownie (Nook & Pantry)
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May 26, 2009 2:39 pm
I bet these taste great and would be wonderful to add to the Halloween buffet.
May 26, 2009 5:27 pm
That's a beautiful swirl! I had a green tea ice cream recently that was pretty good, it's amazing what you can do with it!
May 26, 2009 5:52 pm
It looks delicious! I have green tea almost every day, but have never thought of a dessert made of it. I would love to try it sometime. Thanks!
May 27, 2009 10:54 am
I'm matcha addict as well - love anything matcha - desserts, smoothies, shakes....;)
May 27, 2009 11:15 am
Mmm..., reading all your comments makes me to want to make some more matcha stuff. I think just a smoothie for now. ;)
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I love to cook and eat new foods, and I aim to cook healthy, delicious meals for my family. When I'm not working as a corporate writer or taking care of my family (1 husband, 2 small children, and a cat), I'm probably reading or daydreaming about food. I'm trying to stick to my flexitarian (i.e., mostly vegetarian) diet while cooking for my meat-loving family. I have (mostly) cooking/food blogs at and
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I like to cook most things. Love spicy stuff--especially Indian food! When it comes to baking, I'm less into the super-sweet things, but have a fondness for nuts, fruits, and spices in my baked treats.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I hope to start some more family cooking traditions with my children, when they are old enough. My son sometimes helps with dinner and (especially) desserts. I'd like to include my husband here, but he's the kind of person who'd starve beside a loaf of unsliced bread. Ha, kidding. Half.
My cooking triumphs
I'd have to say...making flaky pie crust, getting my husband and son to eat (and like) fish, and learning how to make yeast breads without a machine. Getting my hubby to try 'weird' food (e.g., different ethnic foods) was also a triumph. It's not that hard to get my son to try because he's young and has a mostly blank slate as far as his tastes are concerned. ;) Most of all, learning to actually like cooking is the biggest triumph. I used to despise it!
My cooking tragedies
One of the first meals I ever made was risotto. It tasted good but it was way too sticky! Oh, and there was the time I had a cake baking in the oven and no one noticed that the fuse had blown halfway through the cooking time. Last year I tried to make doubles (Trinidadian snack food with chick peas and fried bread) and it was awful. The chickpeas were too oily, the bread not enough so; it wasn't spicy enough, and the bread was weird and misshapen. Another time I was making something sweet (cookies?) and mixed up the cinnamon and the chili pepper. Thank goodness I realised it before I mixed it all in--I scooped it out and the cookies were saved.
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