Welcome to Quality Chai, where we combine our love for traditional tea with a passion for creating unique and flavorful treats. Our latest creation is the Hojicha Brownie, a decadent dessert that will satisfy both your chocolate and tea cravings. Made with premium quality Hojicha tea leaves and rich chocolate, this brownie is a perfect indulgence for any occasion. Follow our simple recipe below and treat yourself to a delicious slice of Hojicha Brownie today! We’ve made this hojicha brownie recipe easy to follow 👨🍳.
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups hojicha powder
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13″ baking dish.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, stir in the sugar and hojicha powder.
- Remove the pan from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Once the hojicha mixture has cooled, stir in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
- Add the flour and salt to the mixture and stir until well combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth the top.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow the brownies to cool before cutting and serving.
How long does hojicha brownie last in the fridge?
Hojicha brownies can generally be stored in the fridge for up to 4-5 days after cooking. It is important to ensure that the brownies are properly stored in an airtight container or plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out or absorbing any unwanted odors from other food items in the fridge. Additionally, for best taste and texture, it is recommended to bring the brownies to room temperature before serving. If you wish to store hojicha brownies for a longer period of time, they can also be frozen for around 2-3 months.
Low calorie hojicha brownie recipe substitutions
To make this recipe lower in calories, here are a few substitutions that can be made:
- Replace the unsalted butter with a lower calorie butter substitute, such as applesauce or Greek yogurt. This will cut down on the fat and calories in the recipe.
- Use a low-calorie sweetener, such as stevia or monk fruit sweetener, instead of granulated sugar. This will reduce the overall calorie content of the brownies.
- Substitute some or all of the all-purpose flour with a low-calorie alternative, such as almond flour or whole wheat flour. These flours have fewer calories and are often more nutrient-dense than all-purpose flour.
Making these substitutions will result in a lower calorie version of the recipe, however, it may also change the texture and taste of the brownies. It’s important to keep this in mind when making substitutions and to adjust the measurements and cooking times accordingly.
What to serve with a hojicha brownie?
Hojicha is a roasted green tea with nutty and earthy flavors. To complement that, a great pairing for hojicha brownies would be vanilla ice cream. The cool and creamy texture of the ice cream balances the richness of the chocolate in the brownie. Additionally, the vanilla flavor adds a touch of sweetness that contrasts with the slight bitterness of hojicha. If you want to get a little fancy, you could also sprinkle some crushed hojicha leaves on top of the ice cream for an extra pop of flavor.
Whats the best sauce for a hojicha brownie?
Hojicha brownies are a delicious and unique dessert option. When choosing the best sauce to pair with these brownies, it’s important to consider the slightly bitter and nutty flavor of the hojicha tea. A great option would be a caramel sauce, which would balance out the bitterness with its rich sweetness and complement the nuttiness of the tea. Alternatively, a salted caramel sauce would add an extra layer of complexity to the dessert, with the saltiness providing a delightful contrast to the sweetness of the caramel and the hojicha brownie. Ultimately, the best sauce for hojicha brownies will depend on personal taste preferences, but caramel (or salted caramel) is a safe and delicious choice.
Hojicha brownie health benefits
While the consumption of hojicha brownies in moderation can positively impact one’s mental health by providing a sense of comfort and pleasure, there are no significant or direct health benefits to eating them. To enjoy a healthier dessert option, I would recommend making some fruit salad with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon, as both are naturally sweet and low in calorie, while cinnamon has numerous health-promoting properties by being anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and having the potential to improve blood sugar control.
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