HARADA Premium Matcha Latte

IMG_5159When life gives you matcha latte, drink tea and bake sweets!

Recently I received a pack of HARADA Premium MatchaLatte. 

Available exclusively at FairPrice outlets since August 2016, 100% Japanese product uses premium tea leaves from Shizuoka prefecture, well known for the tea plantations and is the largest tea producer in the whole of Japan. IMG_5160

Packed in 25g sachets, HARADA Premium Matcha Latte is easy to use and prepared. Just add 180m of boiling water to 1 sachet of matcha latte powder, mix well and it’s done. 

Aside from enjoying the matcha latte drink, you can also prepare these cute teddy choux puffs. 

Buttery choux with matcha latte custard cream and azukibeans sandwich in between. Delicious and great for lovers of a delicate matcha snacks.IMG_5158

Recipe – teddy bear matcha choux puffs

Ingredients (for pate a choux)

• (A)

• 50g milk

• 50g water

• 1.5g salt

• 1.5g sugar

• 45g unsalted butter

• (B)

• 30g cake flour

• 35g bread flour

• (C) 

• 110-120g egg (approx. 2.5 eggs)

Ingredients (for matcha latte custard)

• 200ml milk

• 1.5 sachets of HARADA Premium Matcha Latte (approx38g)

• 20g corn starch

• 2 egg yolks

• 1.5g sugar

• 10g unsalted butter

Other ingredients

• Azuki beans

• Chocolate chips (for teddy’s ears)

• Melted chocolate/choco pen (for teddy’s eyes and nose)

Method – Making Pate a Choux (choux pastry)

Preheat oven to 220C.

1. Combine (A) in a pot and bring to full boil and until butter has melted. Turn off the heat. 

2. Add in sieved bread and cake flour (B). Mix quickly until no lumps of flour is seen and the mixture pulls away from sides. 

3. Return the pot back to heat (low heat) and keep mixing using spatula for about 30sec or until a thin film forms on the bottom of pan.

4. Transfer to a bowl, pour the egg mixture in 2-3parts, whisk and mixing quickly in between. The texture should even and smooth, and a soft peak can be formed when batter is touched. 

5. Transfer into pastry bag with plain tip. Pipe in rounds, brush with remaining egg mixture.

6. Bake at 180C (4th rack) for 30mins and 170 for another 5-10mins until nice browned. IMG_5145 IMG_5146

Method – Making matcha latte custard 

1. Whisk egg yolk until it changes to pale yellow. Add in corn flour and whisk well.

2. Add milk and sugar in a pot and bring to full boil. 

3. Add in HARADA Premium Matcha Latte and mix well. 

4. Pour in the matcha latte mixture into the egg mixture and whisk quickly well. Transfer back into the pot and cook until low heat, whisking throughout, until the custard is creamy.

5. Turn off the heat. Add in 10g of unsalted butter and whisk well. 

6. Transfer onto tray. Cover with cling wrap and cool down quickly with some ice packs and in the fridge. IMG_5153

IMG_5154 IMG_5155Method – Assembling the choux puffs

1. Transfer custard into a pastry bag.

2. Halve the choux puffs. Pipe in the matcha latte custard, spoon 3-4 azuki beans and topped with more matcha latte custard. Close the top layer of choux.

3. Melt the edge of the chocolate chips and assemble as teddy bears’ ears. Add melted chocolate for teddy’s eyes and nose.

4. Chill before serving. IMG_5148 IMG_5149 IMG_5150

HARADA Premium Matcha Latte available at all FairPrice outlets.

Grab them today!

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4 Comments
  • Mha-an
    December 15, 2016

    Where can I buy Harada Premium Matcha Latte in the Phils.?Any idea?

  • 徵信社
    December 6, 2016

    好可愛~

  • Sparklewolfie
    November 17, 2016

    These are so cute! I have some packs of plain matcha powder. Not sure what to make yet, but I love what you’ve done with yours!