matcha strawberry cream puffs

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HELLO FOLKS of the internet. where has july gone?! the days all rolled into one and suddenly it’s august and we’re left with only. 3. weeks. left of summer. tragic.

the thought of matcha cream puffs was pinned in the back of my brain from one of those random videos that show up on your fb feed. and it’s one of those rare times that they’re actually relevant to you… like a short clip of nothing but a close-up of someone’s hands bursting open matcha cream puffs, shot in different angles, to show all its luscious glory.

so despite there being plenty of other things on my “to bake” list, such as brooks headley’s chocolate & eggplant dessert,  and many flavour combinations brainstormed: earl grey tea caramelized white chocolate, lavender & apricot, pistachio & raspberry– i somehow always fall back onto matcha.

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Earl Grey Cream Puffs

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(Posting late but now that I’m done exams (cue cheering) I can finish this entry-)

Arghghasdhgashgh not that it’s any excuse but this post has been sitting in my draft folder for way too long and it can only mean one thing……..

….exams are making me go a bit insane. and ive been listening to a lot of drake.

exam season = fluctuation between caffeinated highs (+ the consequential insomniac study sesh), the slumps of apathy and the eternal question of what all this means in the end, if it means anything at all……….

let’s face it, the best part about exam season are those hilarious articles that start popping up highlighting everyone’s shared pain

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Passionfruit Green Tea Custard

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That’s green tea? It looks a little like…

Don’t say it. Don’tsayit. 

If you google image ‘green tea’ or ‘matcha’ desserts, you’re welcomed with a vibrant shade of green that can only be described as a matcha shade of green. You just know it when you see it. I don’t know why, but today, that shade of green has just eluded my custard completely. Instead it’s more of a… kale-smoothie green. A pea-puree green. Even Adobe Lightroom couldn’t save me.

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Truthfully, green tea has always been low on my radar of flavours. I’m an earl gray fan. Chai. Flavours that can’t be ignored. Green tea just fades into the background all too often, and I fail to appreciate its subtleness. Actually, half the time I think I’m tasting vanilla– I was utterly confused the first time I tasted a green tea frap.  Continue reading →