Saturday, May 3, 2008

Steamed Matcha Red Bean Cupcakes

i finally tried making wf's azuki bean paste. see her recipe here. i soaked the azuki beans overnight then prepared them in the morning. soaking them for a longer period of time helps to shorten the cooking process. i didn't mash the beans cos i like mine crunchy with bits of azuki beans in them.

and what did i do with these azuki beans?

haha the title says it all.

yupp another steamed cupcake. this is an adaptation of the steamed banana recipe i tried the last time. i like the matcha colour! and azuki beans goes really well with matcha.

in fact this recipe is so versatile. see amanda's latest version of steamed mango and orange cupcakes! haha there's more to experiment with ;p

the batter

fresh from the steamer

what's inside!

Steamed Matcha Red Bean Cupcakes
Adapted from Amanda's Steamed Banana Cake.


2 eggs
90g sugar
170g of cooked azuki beans
1 to 1.5 tsp of matcha (green tea) powder
150g plain/AP flour
8g of baking powder
4g salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
75g of olive oil


1. Sift together plain flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

2. Whisk together eggs and sugar till ribbon stage. See the link for what a ribbon stage looks like.

3. Mix in azuki beans and matcha powder, beat till well-combined.

4. Gently fold in flour mixture and oil, taking care not to deflate the air in the eggs and sugar mixture. (that's what helps the cake rise!)

5. Pour batter into muffin pan, lined with muffin cups.

6. Steam over high heat for 15mins or till an inserted skewer comes out clean

1 comment:

yammy said...

hi,for step 3 when mix in the beans and matcha powder,we need to beat til well mix or fold in til well mix?