Black soy milk iced matcha latte (from beans)

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That’s not a fast-food drink. Count 12 hours or more to get your refreshment. Well, it’s not really labor intensive.

Kuromame, black soy beans. Compil’ here.

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After overnight soaking. I don’t know why they burst. That doesn’t matter.

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Squeezed in cotton gauze. More details about soy milk making here.

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That gives soy milk. The grounds are okara:

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This okara will be used in next post.

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You can drink the milk.

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Or make a matcha latte. I foamed 1/3 of chilled milk with matcha green tea powder and poured on top. You can see a gradation.

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Baba Osaka

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Today’s baba is very Japanese. The biscuit is soaked in matcha green tea, and it is topped with an anko sweet bean paste.
I had a few mini-savarin left, getting stale (see recipe here).

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I soaked the babas in thick sweetened matcha (green tea for ceremony). Let overnight.

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I had no azuki beans in stock, so I’ve used other red beans (taisho kintoki beans), sweetened with vanilla sugar.

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That’s it. I’ve sprinkled a little more matcha and sugar on top.

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The baba was fully soaked, but weirdly the color didn’t pass everywhere.

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Matcha-cocoa ok’cake

Double pleasure for a double flavor okara cake : chocolate and matcha green tea.

A mix of chocolate ok’cake and matcha-matcha ok’cake.

The 2 flavors complete beautifully.

Matcha-matcha ok’cake

The okara (soy fiber) cake is become a regular guest here. I’ll call it ok’cake. Today double matcha (ceremony green tea) flavor. Greenly delicious.

chocolate ok’cake recipe
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The recipe is the same as the guilt free chocolate ok’cake, with matcha tea powder instead of cocoa. Then on top, more matcha.
The okara I bought was slightly different from home-made, very dry. I had to put more egg and a water… maybe I put a little too much water. They took longer to bake.

It melts in the mouth…

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Casual tea (via Gourmande in Osaka)

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Tea ceremony without tea.
Oops… no, no, it’s : Ceremony tea without a ceremony. My 4 o’clock. That should be 3 o’clock if I was sporting my kimono and all.

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