Matcha, White Chocolate and Rose Brownies

I love traditional chocolate brownies, i should mention this before anything else. Since my early teens, it’s been my go-to dessert. It’s the one thing i was happy to bake at any time of day (or night, as it often is the case). But these days i’m always finding ways to add matcha to my favourite recipes in any form possible, how about matcha, white chocolate AND rose brownies?

Matcha and white chocolate is a match(a) made in heaven

Matcha desserts are nearly ALWAYS combined with white chocolate. And with good reason too. Matcha is naturally earthy, quite savoury with it’s bitterness. This really compliments and balances the thick sweetness of milky white chocolate.

Really, rose flavour in a matcha brownie?

So…How about some rose with your matcha-white chocolate brownie? Before you click off this page with a disgusted look, i can explain! A while ago, i came across a Turkish grocery quite close to where i live and decided to go browse, as you do. I find a number of things that i ultimately didn’t need but wanted to buy. This included rose petal tea, which is essentially dried rose petals. Anyone who has ever tried to buy rose petals from a supermarket in the UK will know it’s ridiculously expensive for a very small amount. This bag was roughly 500 grams of the stuff for less than £2! Highly recommend if you have a Turkish grocery near you.

Anyways, after a few experiments, i realised that matcha and rose really, really works well as a combination. Matcha, as mentioned before, is very earthy in taste and also in scent. Rose petals and rose water have a very strong fragrance and floral taste which, when used sparingly (take this from me, rose water is VERY strong, never drink even a teaspoon of it straight from the bottle, even as a dare as i did), only lifts the matcha flavour. Adding in the white chocolate, its the ultimate sweet treat that isn’t overwhelmingly sweet, but is darn pretty.

matcha brownies

Matcha, White Chocolate and Rose Brownies

Sabrina (Matcha Girl)
You've had chocolate brownies, how about a little something different? Matcha and white chocolate are a match made in heaven, and rose water makes it ultra sophisticated- perfect for special occasions! Strong, earth matcha combined with the sweet fragrance of rose water, and a sweet white chocolate centre, it's one of my favourite dessert combinations ever.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion, Japanese
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large eggs + 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 85 grams all-purpose flour
  • 140 grams unsalted butter cut into small chunks
  • 300 grams white chocolate
  • 225 grams caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • handful dried rose petals (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Grease and line a baking dish, approximately 20x20cm in size.
  • Put 100g of white chocolate in a pan with all the butter, and stir on low heat until melted and fully mixed.
  • Transfer this butter-chocolate mixture to a mixing bowl, and mix in the sugar.
  • Allow this mixture to cool down for approx. 5-10 minutes, before adding the eggs a bit at a time and mixing.
  • Mix in rose water.
  • Fold in flour and matcha, until everything is fully combined.
  • Pour half on mixture in the baking dish, and then distribute while chocolate chunks at even distances from each other in the dish (about 12 chunks).
  • Pour rest of mixture on top, making sure to fully cover the chocolate chunks.
  • Bake for 30 mins (push a skewer through the middle of the dish to check if it comes out clean to be sure).
  • Allow the brownies to cool for 10 minutes. In this time melt the remaining white chocolate in a pan with hot water, on low heat (or Bain Marie style).
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate on top the brownies, and decorate with the rose petals.
  • Enjoy! Eat on their own or, for the ultimate decadence, serve with cold vanilla ice cream.

Notes

You may find you need a little extra matcha, depending on the quality of the matcha you have available to you. If it is of ceremonial/premium grade (if you aren’t sure what this is, it should mention it on the packaging) then the above mentioned amount is more than fine. If lower quality or ‘culinary’/cooking matcha, you can add another tbsp for the flavour and colour!
Keyword brownie, dessert, easy recipe, matcha, rose, white chocolate

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