Recently Kiss Me Organics gave us samples of their organic matcha and tons of recipes for different ways to incorporate matcha into baking, cooking and specialty drinks. To enter to win your own Kiss Me Organics matcha, click here! Giveaway ends 4/4/14 (that’s Friday), so get on it!
I love the idea of baking with tea! In fact, we have posted lots of recipes for baking with tea: Earl Grey Lemon Squares, Green Tea Shortbread, Matcha Frosting, and Iced Green Tea Latte (Starbucks Copycat). Baking with matcha is super easy because it just gets mixed in with all the dry ingredients – most of the time no steeping is required!
This time I decided to try out a matcha biscuit recipe. Here is the recipe from Kiss Me Organics that I used:
2 cups flour
1 cup buttermilk, cold
4 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
¾ kosher salt
4 tbsp. cold butter
2 tsp. matcha
1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, *matcha*, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
3. Rub butter into flour mix with your fingers until the mix looks crumbly.
4. Create a well in the middle of the mixture and pour in buttermilk then stir until dough comes together; it will be sticky.
5. Turn the dough out onto a cool floured surface and sprinkle flour on top of dough.
6. Fold dough about 5 times on itself and press into a 1-inch thick disk.
7. Using a 2-inch cutter, cut biscuits and place on baking sheet. Rework scraps and form more rounds.
8. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden green-brown.
Makes 12 biscuits.
The biscuits turned out pretty well! They have a lovely green tea hue and the matcha adds a lovely depth of flavor that goes very well with the tangy buttermilk. They didn’t come out as light as I would have liked, so I may have to give this recipe another go at some point to see if I can perfect it, but I was happy with the out come on the first try. Let us know if you have a fail-safe tea recipe, we are always looking for new adventures in baking!