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I love mixing Western style desserts with Asian flavours and here I found a recipe from Just One Cookbook that combines that creamy and light French Crème Brûlée with Japanese Green Tea flavour for that slightly bitter tea note. Perfect!

Green Tea Crème Brûlée (adapted from Just One Cookbook)
Ingredients
360ml Thickened Cream
360ml Full Cream Milk
1 tbsp Green Tea Powder
5 Large Egg Yolks
100g Caster Sugar, plus 1 tsp for each serving

Equipment
Kitchen Blowtorch

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Method
1. Preheat oven to 150°C.
2. In a medium saucepan, add the thickened cream, full cream milk, and sifted green tea powder and heat over medium heat. Stir the mixture often, until it’s very hot to touch but not boiling. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

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3. Start to boil a kettle over the stove.
4. In a medium sized bowl, whisk the caster sugar and egg yolks until the mixture becomes pale in colour.

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5. Add the milk mixture a bit at a time to the egg mixture, whisking vigorously so that you avoid cooking the eggs.

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6. Once it has all been mixed together, place a sieve or a cheesecloth over a large bowl and strain the mixture.

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7. Pour the strained mixture into 6 medium sized ramekins, then place the ramekins into a deep baking tray or pan.

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8. Pour the boiling water into the baking tray or pan until the water comes up to halfway on the sides of the ramekins. Place the tray in the oven. Bake the crème brûlée for around 30 to 40 minute or until the crème brûlée is set when shaken but the middle still wobbles. Remove the ramekins from the oven and then allow to cool to room temperature before cling wrapping the ramekins and refrigerating for at least 2 hours (up to 3 days).

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9. Take out the ramekins at least 30 minutes before caramelising the sugar on top. Then add one teaspoon of the caster sugar on top and move the ramekin around so that the sugar coats the entire top of the crème brûlée and discard any excess sugar. Using a kitchen blowtorch, melt the sugar until the sugar caramelises and browns. Leave the crème brûlée ramekins for at least 5 minutes before serving.

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A Japanese variation of a French classic.
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A Japanese variation of a French classic.
Servings Prep Time
6People 15Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40Minutes 2 1/2Hours
Servings Prep Time
6People 15Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40Minutes 2 1/2Hours
Ingredients
Crème Brûlée
  • 360ml Thickened Cream
  • 360ml Full Cream Milk
  • 1tbsp Green Tea Powder
  • 5 Large Egg Yolks
  • 100g Caster Sugarplus 1 tsp for each serving
Equipment
  • Kitchen Blowtorch
Servings: People
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 150°C.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add the thickened cream, full cream milk, and sifted green tea powder and heat over medium heat. Stir the mixture often, until it's very hot to touch but not boiling. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  3. Start to boil a kettle over the stove.
  4. In a medium sized bowl, whisk the caster sugar and egg yolks until the mixture becomes pale in colour.
  5. Add the milk mixture a bit at a time to the egg mixture, whisking vigorously so that you avoid cooking the eggs.
  6. Once it has all been mixed together, place a sieve or a cheesecloth over a large bowl and strain the mixture.
  7. Pour the strained mixture into 6 medium sized ramekins, then place the ramekins into a deep baking tray or pan.
  8. Pour the boiling water into the baking tray or pan until the water comes up to halfway on the sides of the ramekins. Place the tray in the oven. Bake the crème brûlée for around 30 to 40 minute or until the crème brûlée is set when shaken but the middle still wobbles. Remove the ramekins from the oven and then allow to cool to room temperature before cling wrapping the ramekins and refrigerating for at least 2 hours (up to 3 days).
  9. Take out the ramekins at least 30 minutes before caramelising the sugar on top. Then add one teaspoon of the caster sugar on top and move the ramekin around so that the sugar coats the entire top of the crème brûlée and discard any excess sugar. Using a kitchen blowtorch, melt the sugar until the sugar caramelises and browns. Leave the crème brûlée ramekins for at least 5 minutes before serving.
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Getting in on the Soft Serve ice cream popularity is Tsujiri on Swanston Street in the Melbourne CBD.  Tsujiri is a tea brand originating from Japan that excels in all things Matcha/Green Tea. With locations in UK, Canada and Asia, it has now opened in Australia. Tsujiri’s menu offers a wide range of Matcha and Houjicha flavoured drinks, as well as snacks such as cream puffs, swiss rolls and glutinous rice balls.

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Tsujiri’s signature sundae you can order mixed (Matcha and Vanilla), Matcha or just Vanilla and it comes with the glutinous rice ball and sweet potato ball on top, Sakura flavoured wafer, red beans and roasted rice. Tsujiri certainly doesn’t skimp on the flavour of the green tea as it’s stronger than you would have at Rice Workshop or Nene’s Chicken. I also loved the subtle floral notes of the wafer, and the roasted rice for a lovely crunchy texture. The only thing I didn’t like was the price where it’s leaning towards $10 and especially for the price.

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While Tsujiri excels in green tea, its pricing is on the higher end and I question whether it’s worth it even if it’s good.

Tsujiri Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tsujiri
146 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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Shortstop is a popular donuts and coffee spot in the Melbourne CBD. Located on Sutherland Street and walking distance from Melbourne Central Station, the donuts there tend to be sold out before closing time so I’d recommend getting in there early or pre-ordering! At Shortstop, they usually have around 10 different donut flavours to choose from and their flavours do also change from time to time. Whilst the flavours may change, they usually have at least one of each type of donut (Raised, Cruller, Filled and Cake). The first time I visited Shortstop I had to try all the different types. Obviously.

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I ordered the Thai Milk Tea (Raised), Maple Walnut & Brown Butter (Raised), Tiramisu (Filled), Cookies & Cream (Filled), Triple Matcha (Cake) and Australian Honey & Sea Salt (Cruller) which sadly, is not pictured above.

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The Cake donuts are as you would think by the label given. They are cake shaped donuts. Freshly made, this Triple Matcha Cake donut is fluffy, with a bold matcha flavour to it with just a slight bitterness coming through. The white chocolate and matcha glaze is heavily on the sweet side but that’s par for the course for white chocolate and donuts in general. Love the matcha flavour but not the glaze so much.

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Eaten the Shortstop donuts fresh is amazing and I highly recommend you don’t keep the donuts for too long after as the texture, taste does change a bit. The Maple Walnut & Brown Butter Raise donut is incredible. Like the best damn donut I’ve ever tried. Crunchy and toasty maple walnuts with the just sweet enough brown butter glaze on top of this so fluffy raised donut it’s the perfect combination. 

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The Thai Milk Tea donut is interesting and in a good way. I love fusing Asian flavours with traditionally Western food so this one works for me. The Thai Milk Tea flavour does come through but it’s a bit more subtle than I would have liked but again the donut is top notch. Fluffy and not dry.

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The Tiramisu filled donut has a lovely coffee cream filling inside. The coffee flavour is surprisingly intense and might be a bit too strong for my liking with the fluffy donut. However, for those that love their coffee creams strong, this one is for you.

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Usually you can’t go wrong with a Cookie & Cream flavour or filling, and this is no different. The Cookies & Cream filling is tasty, the flavour comes through perfectly and the cream is so light and delicious paired with the fluffy donut.

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The Cruller’s are interesting. The texture of these donuts is quite airy which is nice, but the honey glaze is incredibly sweet. Too sweet to have the entire donut all to oneself to be honest. The sea salt seasoning does try and put the sweetness back in balance a bit but I wouldn’t order this particular flavour again.

Last words
Interesting flavours and more importantly tasty donuts. Donuts done right.

Shortstop Coffee & Donuts Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Shortstop
12 Sutherland Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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This is one of my favourite baked cheesecake recipes. It has a crunchy hazelnut base, a layer of black sesame filling, a layer of green tea filling, a green tea powder on top and it doesn’t feel very rich like some cheesecakes are. I’m so glad I found this recipe on Oh Sweet Day, who has some amazing looking recipes that I can’t wait to try too.

Green Tea & Black Sesame Cheesecake (by Oh Sweet Day)
Makes: One 8-inch Cake
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Passive Time: 1 hour plus overnight

Ingredients
Hazelnut Shortbread Crust
150g Hazelnuts, Toasted
85g Unsalted Butter (Cold), Cubed
125g Plain Flour
75g Caster Sugar
3/4 tsp Salt

Green Tea & Black Sesame Cheesecake
450g Cream Cheese, Softened
210ml Sour Cream, Room Temperature
180g Caster Sugar
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
2 Large Eggs, Room Temperature
4 tbsp Matcha Green Tea Powder (27g)
45g Black Sesame Powder

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Method
1. Preheat oven to 175°C. Grease and line an 8-inch spring form pan.
2. Roughly chop the hazelnuts and then add to the food processor.

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3. Place the unsalted butter, plain flour, caster sugar and salt into the food processor with the hazelnuts. Blend until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

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4. Place the crust mixture into the lined spring form pan and press the mixture onto the bottom of the pan so it is all combined. Bake the crust for 15 to 18 minutes or until just browned. Set aside to cool. Turn the oven temperature down to 145°C.

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5. In a standing mixer, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, caster sugar, vanilla extra until combined.

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6. Add in the eggs one at a time. Mixing until just combined before adding the next egg. Blend for another 2 minutes until well combined.

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7. Divide the batter into two equal portions. Add two tablespoons of the matcha green tea powder to one and black sesame powder to the other. Mix until well combined.
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8. Pour the black sesame batter into the pan. Then pour the green tea batter on top.

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9. Position the rack in the centre of the oven and place the cheesecake on it. In a shallow pan, fill it with water and place it on the lower rack in the oven. Bake for an hour, or until the edges of the cheesecake are puffed but the centre is wobbly and wet looking. Turn off the oven with the door slightly ajar and leave the cheesecake in the oven to cool completely. This may take at least an hour. Remove from the oven and chill in the fridge overnight.

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10. Dust the remaining matcha green tea powder on top of the cheesecake just before serving.
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18-inch Cake 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
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Servings Prep Time
18-inch Cake 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
100minutes 1hour + overnight
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Servings Prep Time
18-inch Cake 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
100minutes 1hour + overnight
Servings Prep Time
18-inch Cake 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
100minutes 1hour + overnight
Ingredients
Hazelnut Shortbread Crust
  • 150g HazelnutsToasted
  • 85g Unsalted Butter (Cold)Cubed
  • 125g Plain Flour
  • 75g Caster Sugar
  • 3/4tsp Salt
Green Tea & Black Sesame Cheesecake
  • 450g Cream CheeseSoftened
  • 210ml Sour CreamRoom Temperature
  • 180g Caster Sugar
  • 1tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large EggsRoom Temperature
  • 4tbsp Green Tea Powder
  • 45g Black Sesame Powder
Servings: 8-inch Cake
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Instructions
Hazelnut Shortbread Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 175°C. Grease and line an 8-inch spring form pan.
  2. Roughly chop the hazelnuts and then add to the food processor.
  1. Place the unsalted butter, plain flour, caster sugar and salt into the food processor with the hazelnuts. Blend until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  2. Place the crust mixture into the lined spring form pan and press the mixture onto the bottom of the pan so it is all combined. Bake the crust for 15 to 18 minutes or until just browned. Set aside to cool. Turn the oven temperature down to 145°C.
Green Tea & Black Sesame Cheesecake
  1. In a standing mixer, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, caster sugar, vanilla extra until combined.
  2. Add in the eggs one at a time. Mixing until just combined before adding the next egg. Blend for another 2 minutes until well combined.
  3. Divide the batter into two equal portions. Add two tablespoons of the matcha green tea powder to one and black sesame powder to the other. Mix until well combined.
  4. Pour the black sesame batter into the pan. Then pour the green tea batter on top.
  5. Position the rack in the centre of the oven and place the cheesecake on it. In a shallow pan, fill it with water and place it on the lower rack in the oven. Bake for an hour, or until the edges of the cheesecake are puffed but the centre is wobbly and wet looking. Turn off the oven with the door slightly ajar and leave the cheesecake in the oven to cool completely. This may take at least an hour. Remove from the oven and chill in the fridge overnight.
  6. Dust the remaining matcha green tea powder on top of the cheesecake just before serving.
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  • Instead of pouring the green tea batter on top of the black sesame layer. You can try dolloping the green tea mixture and use a knife to swirl the green tea around.
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I have this slight obsession on how many different desserts I could add green tea to. I haven’t come close to what I want to achieve yet, slowly but surely I’ll be finally satisfied! I found this recipe from Anncoo Journal for a lovely green tea (matcha) milk pudding, it isn’t as heavy or rich as a panna cotta would be since it doesn’t use cream and I recommend using full cream milk instead of a low fat option just because it kinda needs that slight richness to it.

Green Tea Pudding (from Anncoo Journal)
Serves: 3-4 people
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Passive Time: at least 2-3 hrs

Ingredients
2 1/2 tsp Green Tea Powder
40g Sugar
300ml Milk
2 1/4 tsp Gelatin Powder
2 tbsp Water
Cooked Sweet Red Beans (Optional)

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Method
1. Add the water to a small bowl, and then add in the gelatin powder and allow it to soak.

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2. In a small saucespan, add the milk, sugar and green tea powder and cook under medium heat until almost to the boil.

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3. Lower the heat, and then add in the soaked gelatin and mix until the gelatin has completely dissolved then remove from heat.

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4. Strain the mixture if necessary and then pour into moulds and allow to cool. Place in the refrigerator to set for a few hours before serving. Optional: Serve with cooked sweet red beans.

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Light, refreshing green tea pudding!
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 2-3hours
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 2-3hours
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Light, refreshing green tea pudding!
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 2-3hours
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 2-3hours
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2tsp Green Tea Powder
  • 40g Sugar
  • 300ml Milk
  • 2 1/4tsp Gelatin Powder
  • 2tbsp Water
  • Cooked Sweet Red BeansOptional
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Instructions
  1. Add the water to a small bowl, and then add in the gelatin powder and allow it to soak.
  2. In a small saucespan, add the milk, sugar and green tea powder and cook under medium heat until almost to the boil.
  3. Lower the heat, and then add in the soaked gelatin and mix until the gelatin has completely dissolved then remove from heat.
  4. Strain the mixture if necessary and then pour into moulds and allow to cool. Place in the refrigerator to set for a few hours before serving. Optional: Serve with cooked sweet red beans.
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  • Add in more green tea powder if you prefer your pudding to be a bit more intense in flavour!
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