My baking experiment #108 – matcha kitkat brownies

After tonight’s yummy dinner of ham & cheese bites with pulled pork, i’m going to make some brownies for dessert. I wanted my brownies to have some crunch, so i thought of adding some candy on top. My friend just came back from a trip to Japan recently and he brought me some very special kitkat (he knows i’m a chocoholic!).

Japan is well known for their very varied and interesting flavors of kitkat, flavors you would not find anywhere else: matcha, red bean, rum raisin, strawberry, orange, cheesecake… to name a few. I’ve always wondered how green tea would taste in chocolate, so i decided to go with the matcha kitkat for my brownies.

http://www.dessertfortwo.com/2010/05/perfect-brownies/

Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Tbsp chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • matcha kitkat, chopped

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Line 9×5” loaf pan with foil, leaving enough hanging over edges to form handles.
Microwave butter & chocolate chips in 30 second intervals, stirring frequently until smooth. Stir in sugar and vanilla.
In small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to chocolate mixture, stirring a few times before adding egg and milk. Mix together well until flour is no longer visible in batter. Pour into loaf pan and sprinkle chopped kitkat on top.            Bake 18-20 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes before lifting brownie out and letting it cool slightly before cutting.

These brownies are so yummy! They have a light chocolatey flavor, not too sweet. They are light & cakey, not dense & fudgy. The kitkat pieces give it a nice crunchy texture, but the matcha flavor is too light to be tasted under all that chocolate. Nevertheless, this is an excellent base recipe for a brownie which is great as is, or can be enhanced with whatever add-ins your heart desires! 🙂

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