Another quick recipe. Sister’s friend gave this recipe to us and we had some fun with it. It’s really moist and I love anything with green tea in it. Kinda makes me feel somewhat healthier, which isn’t really the case when I take a look at the ingredients! Takes less than an hour to pop these babies out. Fresh out of the oven, they’re delish!
Ingredients (makes around 18-20 mini muffins, using a 2.5inch diameter muffin paper cups)
- 250g All purporse flour
- 250g Salted butter
- 140g Caster Sugar
- 2 teaspoon Green Tea Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 4 eggs
- 1 can of ready made sweetened azuki red beans
1) Beat sugar and butter until it becomes white
2) Beat the eggs before adding them into the mixture
3) Combine flour, green tea powder and baking powder in a separate bowl
4) Add the flour mix gradually into the wet mixture and beat on low-medium speed until thoroughly combined.
5) Prepare the muffin cups, these cups are about 2.5 inches in diameter. Spoon the muffin mixture into the cups, about 2/3 full as the batter will rise during baking. Not to forget that we also need to add our red bean mixture once all the cups have been filled with the muffin batter.
6) Spoon the ready made red bean paste into a plastic sandwich bag, squeeze the bean paste into a corner and then cut off a corner to make a hole. This will act as a piping bag, to pipe the red beans into the muffin mixture. Don’t make the hole too small or too big.
5) Bake at 170 degrees. If the muffins are small like mine, around 15 minutes will do. Larger muffins take around 20-25 mins and if you’re making a loaf, bake for 50 mins. It should be lightly browned on top and well risen.
That’s how it looks when it’s cut in the middle. Looks good doesn’t it ;D
Next we had some fun with the mold that my sister insisted on using. Came out pretty cool too!