Monday, October 15, 2007

Halloween Green-Tea Pancakes

I am turning green. Or is it yellow-ish?

It's more like a mellow green-ish, yellow-ish color. Like green eggs and ham?

It started with that awful cold my family had last week, and it was followed by the stretch of rainy days. Come to think of it, it is all because of my little can of matcha that's been sitting at my counter, staring at me across the room, and constantly reminding me to make something of it. So I finally gave into that voice in my head. Seeing that it's the season for yellow-ish green, orange, purple and black. The other colors will come soon, so I'll start with this yellow-ish green. There's a name for it, but what is it? I was about to call it Shrek green! But that's not it.

So I made these yellow-ish-green-ish pancakes for a group of ladies last Tuesday morning as an early Halloween treat. I added some semi-smashed red beans for effect and served it with organic maple syrup and President unsalted butter for the total breakfast treat. I used my favorite buttermilk pancake recipe and added 2 tsp matcha to the mix.

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp matcha (green tea powder)
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups sour cream
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extractMix the dry ingredients together and whisk in the wet ingredients. Stir tilled mixed but still lumpy.

Melt butter on non-stick pan over medium heat and add batter by 1/4 to 1/3 cupfuls. Once it's bubbles on top of batter, turn it over and cook about another 3 mins. or til golden brown. Transfer to plate.

Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit.

Note: The kids enjoyed the colors too. I also added fruits on their pancakes for fun. The ladies thought the color was 'awesome.' Very subtle green tea taste, but great effect for Halloween.


Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great! Lovely with the red bean paste.

wonda said...

I need your chicken soup to get well but nobody to cook for me lah!

WokandSpoon said...

Green tea pancakes! that's really creative and they look good!!!

Big Boys Oven said...

Oh looks so lovely, I have yet try greentea pancake and some with redbean... so nihonjin! so japanese!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hey C,

Hi Alice,
Wish you live closer leh, then I can cook for you loh! Pray that you get well soon.

Hi Wokandspoon,
Welcome back! And thanks!

Hi Big Boys Oven,
Doomo Arigatoo Gozaimasu!!!

Anonymous said...

Where do you get all the ideas to do make these pancakes and the topping? :) Nice.