Saturday, December 13, 2008

Green Tea Muffin with Red Bean Paste



Received this as a suggestion from a reader. And since I have some canned red bean and water chestnut paste in my pantry, I decided to give it a go. I used my green tea yogurt muffin recipe and added a dollop of red bean and chestnut paste in the middle before baking. I thought red bean paste pair better with green tea flavor, so I tried it with green tea muffin. It yields 18 muffins for me, so again I have to give some away and freeze some for later consumption. I will take it out a night before and let it defroze and be ready for breakfast the next day.

25 comments:

SIG said...

Wow, that looks very interesting. :) I know you love green tea, ya. ;) Any idea why Peony doesn't allow comments now? :(

GiGi said...

u r creative indeed!! u must let me try all these if happen one day i visit u in CO ok! i never know red bean paste can be available in can?? wat is water chesnut paste mean in Chinese?

Sharon said...

I have some red bean paste that I've been looking to use. What a great idea!

Pearl said...

oh that's SO adorable! thanks for sharing :)

Jo said...

Interesting combination for a muffin ..

Sweet Jasmine said...

Yummy, lots of red bean paste...

Beachlover said...

wow!! green tea muffin wt red bean~~ east meet the west!! great idea!

ICook4Fun said...

This is an interesting combinations. I always like red bean paste especially in Mooncakes and pau.

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

This is lovely! looks so yummy.

Peony said...

u so cute lah, SIG.
cos me too lazy to answer ma.

lcom
me got lots of green tea powder now.
will give this a try, only problem, my family dont like to eat anything with tea flavor.

Let's masak said...

I love green tea and red bean too, I think this is a perfect combination.

Here is my creation: http://angelaphua.multiply.com/photos/album/345/345

Your muffin looks very soft. Yummy!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Sig, Peony already answered below. :)

Thanks Gigi. Oh, this is not water chestnut paste, but red bean paste with tiny chopped water chestnut to provide the crunch. Not sure what it is called in Mandarin.

Thanks Sharon.

You're welcome Pearl.

Yes Jo.

Yes SJ, I'm greedy! :P

Thanks Beachlover.

Thanks Gert.

Thanks bits of life.

Peony, now that's the problem. Unless you can give some away too.

Thanks Let's masak.

Big Boys Oven said...

oh I love this mini red bean muffin with additional greentea, explosive!

Baking Fiend said...

lovely! been sometime since i last baked muffins! tks for the idea. :)

Implosion said...

Looks delicious! How did you get the red bean paste not to burn or not to go soggy at the bottom?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks BBOven.

Just sharing an idea, baking fiend. :)

Implosion, I put some batter in the papercup, added a dollop of red bean paste, then covered the top with more batter. I also used the red bean meant for dessert topping, so it was thick and I didn't encounter the problem you mentioned.

Anonymous said...

hi
can anyone advise where to buy fat-free red bean/mung bean paste in singapore?
thanks so much in advance!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Anon,
You know I can't help you with this but hopefully my Singapore readers can help answer your question. Over here, they sell fat free red bean paste in a canned (made of red bean, sugar and water).

Anonymous said...

Hi, for your kuih Bungan/kuih rose/honeycomb cookies, when should I sprinkle the seasame seeds and should I use raw or I have to fry before I use?


Thank you.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Anon,
Just add the raw sesame seeds into the batter before deep-frying.

chumpman said...

Wish we are neighbors, I would love to share muffins. I'm a great fan of green tea and I like green tea cakes, chocolate, ice-cream, etc.

Curious City said...

Yum! I would love to use this recipe in activity kit for a new book by Grace Lin. Could we exchange the recipe for a free poster for your girls?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Curious City,
Can I exchange it for a free copy of Grace Lin's new book for my girls instead? :)

Curious City said...

Yes, of course! Send me the name of your girls and your mailing address at kirsten@curiouscity.net and I will put a book in the mail (and a poster!). I will also reference your blog in my activity guide. Thanks!!
--Kirsten Cappy, Curious City

Cathleen said...

This sounds so interesting! I used to make green tea smoothies all the time, I would practically have them everyday. But this looks perfect