To make different colors, change the chocolate to white chocolate
For other ingredients, use same amount
Pink: red food coloring
approx. 3 g
Yellow: from the egg
Microwave to melt the chocolate and butter in separate heatproof containers. Microwave for 1 minute, take it out, mix, and microwave again. Repeat the process until fully melted. When the chocolate melts, preheat the oven to 165℃.
Using a whisk, mix egg and sugar in a bowl. When it loses its firmness, add the melted chocolate and butter. Add a few drops of vanilla oil if you like, but don't add any for the matcha brownies.
For pink, dissolve red food coloring in a small amount of water. For green, dissolve matcha in a modest amount of hot water. Then add the two into the mixture prepared in Step 2 and mix thoroughly. Color them slightly darker than you prefer.
Sift cake flour (using a colander or sieve) into the mixture from Step 3. Mix well. Bake in a 165℃ preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes to finish.
You can bake four colors using a 30 cm baking sheet Bake for longer if the batter is thick. Add some nuts if you like - that will give it a pleasant texture.
It looks prettier if not browned on the surface. Cut the brownies with heart-shaped cookie cutters and wrap it up, or simply cut into small pieces - it's really cute either way.
Story Behind this Recipe
Depending on how it's kept and handled, chocolate can be prone to melting. So, depending on the situation, sometimes I make baked sweets.
Chocolate-flavored sweets tend to be so dark in color... that's when I was inspired to make something more colorful.
I made this a simple and basic recipe. It becomes more moist if you make it a few days beforehand.
Just use matcha powder and red food coloring.
Remember to set the microwave to low when melting the white chocolate. It melts nicely if you let it take a few extra minutes.
If you use strawberry powder, it not only gives a nice color but also adds a delicious flavor.
The key is to dissolve the matcha and other colors in hot water - it blends easier that way.