This Matcha Hot Cross Buns Recipe fuses traditional Japanese flavours with the classic European Easter treat. With matcha green tea, sweet red beans and plenty of mixed spice, they’re the perfect sweet treat for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
We’re on a pre-Easter high after sending out last week’s Koulourakia recipe – seems like you guys really enjoyed the chance to get creative with your baking!
We were chatting to our friend Joy over at Homestead Lovers earlier this week and told her all about our little experiments with sumac spice, which we used for a little citrus burst in our Koulourakia.
Joy was telling us all about the dehydrated citrus powders she’s created, and it got us thinking about how we could each mix our favourite flavours through old-fashioned/traditional Easter recipes.
One thing let to another, and we decided to hold our own little pre- Easter Challenge!
Joy’s going to share her very own Hot Cross Buns recipe with zingy citrus powder and MACE soon. :O (And we can’t wait!)
But today we’re sharing the results of our latest baking experiment:
This Matcha Hot Cross Buns recipe.
Koulourakia Greek Easter Cookies are light and crumbly like shortbread but not too sweet. They’re perfect with a hot cup of coffee or tea! This Koulourakia recipe is quick and easy to make, with flavours of sweet vanilla, sumac and citrus zest.
Easter may still a few weeks away, but you wouldn’t know it judging by the supermarket shelves. They’ve been packed with hot cross buns for weeks, so no wonder it feels like time flies by so quickly.
The busier we get, the faster time flies, which is why we think holidays like Easter are so important.
They’re a chance to slow down and relax. To spend time with those important people in our lives and eat some delicious food along the way! 😀
Like most holidays in Australia, Easter tends to revolve around food. But at this time of year, we find ourselves craving a sweet treat
or two like these adorable Koulourakia – Greek Easter Cookies.
Light and crumbly, ever-so-slightly sweet and with a refreshing citrus burst, you’ll be munching on Greek cookies in no time with this easy Koulourakia recipe.
Crispy crunchy, super thin and delicately sweet: We dare you to stop at just one of these Italian Butter Cookies. Only four ingredients and a super easy recipe stand between you and these tasty little morsels, which go amazingly with coffee or tea, smothered in chocolate, or dished up with ice cream. Ooooh yeah.
These little Italian biscuits are the bomb. With a name that translates to tongue of the cat (or even cat languages, if you trusted google translate 😛 ) how could you resist?
This super tasty Japanese snack is packed with juicy minced pork and seriously tasty umami flavour. Steam fry your very own homemade Gyoza (Japanese Pork Dumplings) until crispy, chewy, golden brown and enjoy. Oh yeah!
So… we’ll let you in on a little secret.
We’re sorta, kinda,
maybe just a little bit totally ADDICTED to dumplings.
Doesn’t even matter if they’re big or small, spicy Asian style or savoury European dumplings. We love them all.
But we especially love these funky little gyoza – aka Japanese Pork Dumplings.
I mean, just look at them… sitting here in all their crispy steam fried glory. Tell me you wouldn’t eat them all RIGHT NOW if you could.
Yeah. That’s what I thought. 😛
Easy Moussaka Greek Vegetable Bake is packed with eggplant and zucchini for a warming, nourishing and totally satisfying dinner. We’ve cut a few corners on this 300 year old recipe to bring you a simplified version, using our homemade pasta sauce and a quick and easy béchamel white sauce.
Okay so, we’ll fess up. It might have taken us a wee bit longer to cook AND shoot this recipe than we estimated.
Deciding to start a little later in the afternoon, our meek and clouded sun disappeared on us. FAST.
(Winter is definitely almost here in Australia!)
Instead of this moussaka basking in the natural light we’re used to, we had our very first shoot with artificial light – including our trusty super bright white LED bulb that we had made for us on our Chiang Mai travels.