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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'm newly (and happily!) single, with two awesome kids and a good relationship with my ex. Things have changed a lot for me lately but one happy side effect of being single is having more time to try different recipes and experiment in the kitchen! And yes, my ex still gets to sample my cooking. (He does need all the help he can get...)
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I like to cook practically everything. When baking, I tend to dial back the sugar and have a fondness for nuts, fruits, and spices in my baked treats.
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I hope to start some more family cooking traditions with my children. My son sometimes helps with dinner and desserts. My daughter is a little too young but she is already very interested in helping in kitchen when mommy cooks and bakes. She has her own play kitchen too!
My cooking triumphs
Making flaky pastry crust, getting my ex and son to eat (and like) fish, and learning how to make yeast breads without a machine. Getting my ex to try 'weird' food (e.g., different ethnic foods) was also a triumph. 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. A few years ago 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.
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