Made with sweet potato and matcha, these cute Christmas trees make the perfect Christmas treats to share with friends and family.
This is an easy recipe that doesn't need to any baking, and takes less than 30 minutes to make. Children will love helping to make trees and then decorating them!!
No-Bake Matcha Christmas Tree RECIPE
[ 20-25 trees]
700g/ 1.5pounds sweet potato , peeled and cut into 3cm(1inch) thick slices
120g/ 4.5oz sugar
60g/ 2.5oz butter
3 tsp (6g) matcha
pinch of cinnamon, to taste
25-30 cookies or tart cases of your choice for the base
pearl sprinkles, powdered sugar etc, for topping
1 Steam or microwave the sweet potato until it's soft enough to mash.
(To steam) Put them in a steamer or colander set over a pan of simmering water and cook for 7-10 mins.
(To microwave) Put them in a bowl covering in a cling film, and heat at 600W for 7-10 mins.
2 Put the still warm sweet potato and other ingredients into a blender and blend until it forms a smooth paste. Let it cool a little. *Mixing is more successful while the sweet potato is warm.
3 Fill a piping bag with the mixture, and pipe a circle of the mixture onto cookies. Decorate with sprinkles and powdered sugar, to taste.
Enjoy making and Have a lovely Christmas!!
You can use this matcha for making lattes, ice cream and baking cakes, cookies, etc.
Wakocha (Japanese black tea)
Black tea goes well with these sweets.
This tea utilizes Yabukita cultivar tea plants, and is grown without the use of pesticides. From the first flush in late spring, farmer Yuki Ogura produces this black tea in the style of first flush Darjeeling tea, withered, rolled, then lightly oxidized.