Matcha Green Tea Purin Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tsp matcha green tea powder
- 2 tsp gelatin powder
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract

Special Equipment Needed:
- 6 ramekins or custard cups
- Whisk
- Saucepan
- Mixing bowl
- Fine mesh strainer
- Blender or food processor

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. In a saucepan, combine the milk and sugar over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves.

2. In a separate bowl, mix the gelatin powder with 1/4 cup of water. Let it sit for 5 minutes until it becomes soft.

3. Add the matcha green tea powder to the milk mixture and whisk until it is fully combined.

4. Add the gelatin mixture to the milk mixture and whisk until it is fully dissolved.

5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Whisk until fully combined.

6. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove any lumps or clumps.

7. Pour the mixture into 6 ramekins or custard cups.

8. Chill the purin in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until it is set.

9. To serve, run a knife around the edge of each ramekin or custard cup to loosen the purin. Flip the ramekin or custard cup onto a plate to release the purin.


Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 4 hours
Temperature:
Refrigerate at 40°F or below.
Serving size:
6 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 200
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrates: 25g
Protein: 7g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Almond milk or soy milk can be used instead of whole milk.
- Agar agar powder can be used instead of gelatin powder for a vegan option.
- Honey or maple syrup can be used instead of granulated sugar.

Variations:
- Add a layer of whipped cream on top of the purin before serving.
- Use different flavors of tea powder, such as Earl Grey or jasmine.
- Add fruit or chocolate chips to the purin mixture before chilling.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to fully dissolve the gelatin powder to avoid lumps in the purin.
- Straining the mixture through a fine mesh strainer will ensure a smooth texture.
- Use a blender or food processor to fully combine the ingredients.

Storage Instructions:
Store the purin in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
The purin is best served cold and does not need to be reheated.

Presentation Ideas:
Serve the purin on a plate with a drizzle of caramel sauce or a dusting of matcha green tea powder.

Garnishes:
- Whipped cream
- Fresh fruit
- Chocolate shavings
- Mint leaves

Pairings:
- Japanese green tea
- Fresh fruit
- Matcha cookies

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Mochi
- Red bean paste
- Japanese rice crackers

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the purin does not set, try adding more gelatin powder next time.
- If the purin is too firm, try reducing the amount of gelatin powder next time.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to fully cook the gelatin powder to avoid any risk of foodborne illness.
- Store the purin in the refrigerator at 40°F or below to prevent bacterial growth.

Food History:
Purin is a popular Japanese dessert that is similar to custard or pudding. It was introduced to Japan during the Meiji era and has since become a beloved dessert in Japanese cuisine.

Flavor Profiles:
Matcha green tea purin has a creamy and slightly bitter flavor from the matcha green tea powder.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve the matcha green tea purin as a dessert after a Japanese meal or as a sweet treat on its own.

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Region: Japanese

Taste: Sweet, Creamy, Nutty, Earthy, Grassy