Matcha Puff Pastry Twists for #Baking Bloggers- spirals of puff pastry with a matcha (green tea) filling and drizzled with a matcha sweetened condensed milk icing.
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It is time again for #BakingBloggers (I first joined in February with this Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake)! Created by Sue of Palatable Pastime, #BakingBloggers get together monthly to vote on a different baking project. Baking with Puff Pastry won for June!
I am joining in with a recipe for Matcha Puff Pastry Twists. I came across these twists in the fun Kawaii Sweet Treats cookbook and adapted them a bit with the addition of even more matcha flavor with a matcha sweetened condensed milk drizzle. The puff pastry sheets (store-bought or homemade) are rolled out into equal rectangular sheets. One sheet is brushed with a matcha filling, then topped with the other puff pastry sheet and brushed with an egg wash before slicing into strips, twisting, and baking until golden. Once they cool to room temperature, top with the matcha sweetened condensed milk drizzle for an easy and delicious treat.
Matcha is a powder created by grinding whole green tea leaves. There are various grades. The higher quality grades are made from the fine, new leaves from the very top of the Camellia sinensis tea bush. Use the premium grades for drinking, while the lower culinary grades are fine for baking. Be careful in the storing of matcha. It can become stale and brownish when exposed to oxygen. I have been able to find matcha at the local Asian food markets and more recently in larger supermarkets. It is also available on Amazon: Matcha Konomi and less expensive: Jade Leaf Matcha Green Tea Powder.
See what everyone else made for the event!
Baked with Puff Pastry
- Baked Apricot Pistachio Camembert by Food Lust People Love
- Cherry Turnovers by The Redhead Baker
- Cinnamon Roll Twists by Sneha’s Recipe
- Homemade Taco Hot Pockets by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Matcha Puff Pastry Twists by Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Napoleonskager by Sid’s Sea Palm Cooking
- Puff Pastry Chicken Packets by Hardly a Goddess
- Spinach Ham and Cheese Bites by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Baking Bloggers is a friendly group of food bloggers who vote on a shared theme and then post about it once per month. If you are a food blogger interesting in joining in, inquire at our Baking Bloggers FaceBook Group. We’d be honored if you would join us in our baking adventures.
Matcha Puff Pastry Twists
Matcha Puff Pastry Twists
Matcha Puff Pastry Twists:
- 1 tablespoon milk hot
- 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha (green tea) powder sifted
- 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 sheets puff pastry defrosted if frozen
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon water
Matcha Sweetened Condensed Milk Icing:
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon matcha (green tea) powder
- 6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
To make the Matcha Puff Pastry Twists:
- Preheat oven to 400˚F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or lightly grease.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the matcha powder into the hot milk. Mix in the sweetened condensed milk and flour until smooth and no lumps remain.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out two sheets of puff pastry until smooth and equal in size rectangles. Spread a thin layer of the matcha filling over one of the puff pastry sheets. Gently top with the other puff pastry sheet, pressing the edges to seal.
- In a small bowl, beat together the egg and water. Brush the egg wash over the top puff pastry sheet.
- Cut the filled puff pastry along the short side into 15 strips about 3/4 inch wide. Twist each strip and place on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
- Bake in preheated oven until puffed and golden, 15-18 minutes.
- Allow to cool before topping with the icing.
To make the Matcha Sweetened Condensed Milk Icing:
- In a large bowl, beat the butter until light and creamy.
- Gently beat in the powdered sugar and matcha until fully incorporated, then the condensed milk until smooth.
- Drizzle over the cooled Matcha Puff Pastry Twists.