Enjoy these heavenly matcha green tea donuts baked and covered with semi-sweet chocolate glaze! Sprinkles are optional, but they make the kids smile.
Keyword: chocolate, green tea, matcha
Author: Namiko Chen
¾cupcake flour(You can make your homemade cake flour with all-purpose flour and cornstarch. To make 1 cup of cake flour, measure 1 cup of all-purpose flour, remove 2 Tbsp, and add 2 Tbsp of cornstarch. Be sure to sift the flour to distribute the cornstarch well before using it; If you use a measuring cup, follow this method: fluff your flour with a spoon, sprinkle it into your measuring cup, and use a knife to level it off. Otherwise, 1 cup of flour ends up with more than 120 g.)
¼tspkosher salt (Diamond Crystal; use half for table salt)
Preheat oven to 425ºF (220ºC). For a convection oven, reduce cooking temperature by 25ºF (15ºC). Lightly coat your donut pan with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and matcha) and whisk to combine.
Add the beaten egg, milk, melted butter, and honey to the mixing bowl, and whisk until just incorporated. Don't overmix.
Use a pastry bag fitted with a round tip (or a large Ziploc bag with one corner snipped off) to pipe the batter into the donut mold. Fill each mold about ¾ full.
Bake donuts for 8 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean and the donuts spring back when you lightly press your finger into them. Let cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.
To make the chocolate glaze, melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Alternatively, you can microwave chocolate chips. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat. Microwave the chocolate in 3 (30-second) intervals, stirring between each. When the chocolate is mostly melted and only a few tiny pieces remain, stop microwaving and mix at room temperature; the last few pieces will melt.
Dip the cooled donuts into the melted chocolate and top with sprinkles of your choice. Enjoy!
You can keep the leftovers in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for a day or two.