It’s been a while since I did a scone recipe and it’s also been a while since I did a Japanese inspired recipe. So I thought I’d kill two birds with one scone…. Huh, huh, huh, did you get it? Did you get the joke, Ahhhh you’ll get it!  One of my favourite afternoon snacks combined with some amazing flavours from the land of the rising sun! These scones are a great gift idea too! So if you make more than you think you can eat, wrap them up and give them to a friend or loved one! Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 500 g whole wheat flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100 g butter (room temp, not melted)
  • 60 g brown sugar
  • 1 cup of choc-chips
  • 1/2 a cup of matcha powder
  • 300 ml milk
  • 1 egg (for brushing scones with)
  • Azuki bean (red bean) paste.

 

* You can find red bean (餡子 漉し餡) paste in most Asian grocery stores. It’s a pretty common thing in most countries now, but not common enough to find in your local supermarket, unless you live in Japan.

 

Method:

 1: Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius then  mix the flour baking powder and salt together in a bowl then Take the butter and the flour mix and rub together using the tips of your fingers until you get a fine bread crumb like texture.

2: Add the brown sugar and choc-chips in next and mix. Add your matcha powder in next and again mix it through, then pour your milk into the other ingredients slowly. Only add enough so that you form a crumbly dough that comes away from the edges of the bowl. It should be pretty close to 300 ml.

3: Lightly flour your kitchen bench and turn out your dough onto it and bring it together with any little stray bits from the bowl. Grab a rolling-pin or you can just use your hands to pat the dough down until it is about 3 cm thick.

4: Take a shape cutter or a knife to cut out your shapes. I chose to go with triangle shapes by pressing and rolling my dough into a long rectangular shape and then cutting the triangles out along the dough.

5:Place on to a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for around 25 to 30 minutes until the top is Golden brown and the base is firm.

6: After they are done take the scones out of your oven and let them rest for about 5 minutes to slightly cool. Cut the scones in half length-ways and take your red bean paste and spread it over one half. Stick the top back on and you’re ready to enjoy! I recommend making a cup of green tea or having them with a matcha latte!

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Happy eating!

 

Jason

Foreign 2 Food

 

 

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