Not your classic brownies, these homemade gourmet Strawberry Matcha Brownies with White Chocolate will blow your mind. The brownies are flavored with matcha powder, then topped with strawberry slices and white chocolate chunks. These delicious and colorful brownies are sure to steal the show at your party and gatherings.
Sometimes an ordinary pan of chocolate brownies hits the spot. For the other times and occasions, you need an extra special pan of brownies. If you are like me, I am always looking for new ways to put a creative spin on my favorite treat.
About Strawberry Matcha Brownies with White Chocolate
The recipe is an absolute must-try for any lover of sweet cakes and matcha combined. These Strawberry Matcha Brownies with White Chocolate are rich and decadent with the matcha flavor that gives distinct slightly earthy flavor and the white chocolate chunks at the top add sweetness to compliment the bitter taste of matcha.
I use brown butter to make the matcha brownies. It layers in more flavor with a bit of nutty richness to underscore the earthy matcha. Brown butter is just cooking the butter a little past the melting point until it browns which results in a change of flavor, aroma, and color. At that point, the water will slowly evaporate leaving the butterfat and milk protein to continue cooking and browning. You will notice some brown specks at the bottom of your pan as the protein cooks. Be sure to keep your eye on it while cooking, because it is pretty easy to go from browned to burnt.
The brown bits add lots of flavor to brown butter. You can strain out or just leave the brown flecks in the butter. If your butter is on the dark brown side or slightly burned, you should strain the sediment because it might be too bitter-tasting to leave in.
Matcha vs Green Tea
Talking about matcha, don’t confuse it with the same green tea that you drink at home or Japanese restaurants. The names are slightly deceptive, but they are actually slightly different. Matcha and green tea both come from the same plant, camellia sinensis, but the production process differs greatly between them, right from the plant growing step, down to the manufacturing and packaging processes.
Please also note that matcha comes in both ceremonial-grade and culinary-grade. Ceremonial-grade matcha is the highest quality green tea powder available. This premium grade has a delicate taste with an extremely fine texture, which is perfect for drinking. Meanwhile, the culinary-grade powder is most often used for baking and cooking purposes.
Can You Omit the Strawberries?
You can make these brownies with or without the strawberries, but the strawberries are the star here. The strawberry slices and white chocolate chunks make these brownies extra pretty. The strawberry slices caramelize while baking, which makes them crisp and slightly chewy. In addition, they add a bit of tartness to the sweet white chocolate and earthy matcha brownies. The fruity punch on every bite will make you cannot stop eating these.
I know that the smell of fresh-baked brownies just pulled from the oven is beyond amazing. However, giving your brownies ample time to cool will make for a nicer and cleaner cut. But more importantly, once they had time to set for an hour or two, the flavor will taste even better than when they first came out of the oven.
More Matcha Recipes
Do you love matcha? I think you will love these recipes!
- Almond White Chocolate Matcha Cookies
- Matcha Shortbread Cookies
- Matcha Pancakes
- Iced Matcha Latte
- Matcha Panna Cotta
- Eggless Matcha Tiramisu Cake