Welcome, bakers and tea lovers! Today, we're combining the elegant flavors of matcha with the sweetness of white chocolate to create a truly special baked treat: Matcha and White Chocolate Scones. Using Kato Matcha Summer Harvest, known for its balanced umami and sweet notes, these scones offer a delightful twist on a classic favourite.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2-3 tablespoons Kato Matcha Summer Harvest powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 3/4 cup heavy cream, plus extra for brushing
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips or chunks
1. Preheat and Prepare: Begin by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, matcha powder, and salt. Ensure the matcha is evenly distributed for that beautiful green hue and even flavor in every bite.
3. Add Butter: Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or your fingertips to work the butter into the mix until it resembles coarse crumbs. It's crucial that the butter is cold to achieve that perfect scone texture.
4. Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. The dough should be thick and slightly sticky.
5. Incorporate White Chocolate: Gently fold in the white chocolate chips or chunks, distributing them evenly throughout the dough.
6. Shape the Scones: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Shape it into a flat disc, about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 equal wedges.
7. Bake: Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each. Brush the tops with a bit of heavy cream for a golden finish. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.
8. Cool and Serve: Let the scones cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack. Enjoy them warm or at room temperature.
The Perfect Pairing
These matcha and white chocolate scones are a perfect match for a cup of tea, especially when complemented with Kato Matcha. The earthy tones of the matcha balance the sweetness of the white chocolate, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.
Baking with matcha is a delightful way to infuse a touch of sophistication into your treats. These matcha and white chocolate scones, featuring the exquisite Kato Matcha Summer Harvest, are not just visually appealing but also a joy to your taste buds. Whether for a special occasion or a treat-yourself moment, these scones are sure to impress.