A Cream Filled Matcha Dessert has a Surprising Pairing

There is a first for everything! In my household, me baking in the kitchen is not one of them. I love the sweet aroma that fills the whole space but it was a first for using green tea and a first for creating something that has a filing.  I’ve never made a dessert with a filing, it was a scary thought.

So, I decided to battle my fear and make a cream filled dessert and how could I not love making  matcha green tea muffins. So for my fellow caffeine friends, this one is for you! It is sweet with vanilla and sugar but has that tangy lemon and ginger zest that green tea offers.  If you like lots of sugar in your tea, you can also use a light vanilla frosting to top off your dessert but I recommend the sugar topping as seen in the video. The filing is rich and creamy, almost like a custard, it demolishes all worries I had before of cream filled desserts.

Inniskillin’s Riesling Icewine

The recipe video was easy to follow and I think I will make some new baked goods with a cream filing. My only advice is be a good time keeper. I found if you left the muffins in too long the cream filing became thick and if taken out early, the muffin didn’t cook all the way through.

Now, with sweets can wine be paired? Well it can here, in the Niagara region, with our delicious ice-wine. Just like with wines, ice-wines has many different flavours in both red and white. To find a ice-wine that suits a unique dessert like the muffins, you find one that compliments the lemon and ginger zest of the green tea. I found that Inniskillin’s  Riesling Icewine can add a zeal of sweet but undertone of lemon to taste of the dessert.

*Try the recipe and pairing at home and let me know what you think in the comments below.

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12 thoughts on “A Cream Filled Matcha Dessert has a Surprising Pairing

  1. Daniella says:

    Jessica, I was so excited to see a Matcha green tea recipe featured on your blog. Matcha green tea is something that I have just recently gotten into. With amazing health benefits, I cannot wait to turn one of my favourite drinks into a sweet treat.

  2. Celia Carr says:

    Hi Jessica! These cupcakes sound amazing and as someone who LOVES icewine, I think I may just have to try these over reading week. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Rachel Hall says:

    I absolutely love your blog! Food and wine- two of my absolute favourite things. You have a great header photo chosen, very eye catching! I really hope you keep this blog up after we’re done school, so I can continue to follow and get new food and drink pairing ideas!

  4. Hello Jessica,

    I like your blog, as the topic is very appealing to me.
    And the pictures your are using in the posts are nice and beautiful, they harmonize with the blog design itself.

    Thank you for sharing the info!

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