Initially I bought matcha powder because I wanted to make Molly’s matcha oreos but…..I got lazy. Oh and this was back in November 2015. So the jar of matcha powder just sat on my desk, very sad and lonely. And then couple weeks ago I made a batch of waffles to go with my fried chicken so I decided to make matcha waffles. I had all the ingredients anyway. I sort of took Molly’s idea of matcha oreos, the combination of green tea and chocolate, and used that with my waffles. Also, drizzling chocolate in images is very sexy. Right?
Things you’ll need:
2 teaspoons matcha powder + 1 teaspoon for dusting afterwards
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons yuzu juice
2 tablespoons sugar
Any waffle recipe, I used this one
Chocolate sauce, I used this method from Food52 to make mine
Make the chocolate sauce, set it aside.
In a chilled bowl, whip the heavy cream till soft peaks. Add sugar and yuzu juice and continue to whip until stiff peaks. Cover it and put it in the fridge while you make the waffles.
Turn on the oven and set it to the lowest temperature.
Make the waffle batter and add in the matcha powder.
Before making all the waffles, I would suggest putting a spoonful of batter into the waffle maker, cook it, and taste it. Tweak waffle batter to your taste. Also, depending on what brand of matcha powder you get, you may need more matcha.
Brush the waffle maker with the melted butter and add a scoop of the waffle batter. Cook waffles according to your waffle maker’s instructions. When done, place the waffles on a cooling rack on top of a sheet pan and stick it into the oven to keep warm.
To assemble, place a waffle on a plate, smear the whipped cream on top, place a second waffle on top then cream then waffle….etc. To finish, top with whipped cream, drizzle chocolate sauce, and a dusting of matcha powder.