Want to make these crêpes? Click here to find my recipe for matcha tea crêpes with black sesame pastry cream. Please note this giveaway is now closed. Thanks for visiting!
Whoever switched off summer this week needs to be severely punished. A low of 5 degrees Celsius this early in September is simply unacceptable. I’m all for fall, but it’s a lot easier when the temperature gradually lowers, rather than dropping 15 degrees within a day. That kind of a temperature drop is mean.
I’ve been wearing sweaters, boots, toques, scarves, and tonight, I even wore my mittens to walk my little rescue dog. The extra layers were fun for all of 5 seconds, but we are only halfway through September. It just seems so unfair. Can you tell I’m pouting?
I love matcha-flavoured confections and baking with matcha to make tea cakes, tarts, green gingerbread cookies, and smoothie bowls. One of my favourite and easiest ways to enjoy matcha tea is sprinkled over scoops of vanilla ice cream, perfect for summer’s warm temperatures. If you haven’t ever tried this, you simply must! But since it’s toque weather again, that just didn’t seem appropriate, and neither did a sweet matcha milkshake. So instead, I incorporated my Kiss Me Organics matcha (Amazon) in a crêpe recipe, which I ate, made again, and then ate some more. These matcha tea crêpes are great with whipped cream, but they are even better with this black sesame pastry cream and mashed raspberries. I find the pastry cream brings out the green tea flavour of the crêpes, and the tang of the berries makes this breakfast (or dessert) pretty perfect, if you ask me. The Kiss Me Organics matcha powder works great in cooking and baking because I find it has a stronger taste that really shines through.
Matcha green tea crêpes with black sesame pastry cream recipe
Matcha green tea crêpes with sesame pastry cream
These matcha tea crêpes are great with whipped cream, but they are even better with this black sesame pastry cream and mashed raspberries
Pastry cream ingredients
- 500 mL milk
- 100 g granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
- 3 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
Matcha crêpes ingredients
- 250 mL milk 1 cup
- 250 mL water 1 cup
- 2 tbsp matcha tea powder
- 4 tbsp granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 125 grams flour 1 cup
- Butter for frying the crêpes
- 2 pints raspberries for serving
For the pastry cream
- Whisk together the milk with the sesame seeds and half the sugar over medium-high heat.
- Meanwhile in a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs with the rest of the sugar, then add the flour and cornstarch and whisk to combine and get rid of the lumps.
- When the milk is steamy and hot, pour it over the egg mixture, and whisk to temper the eggs. Pour everything into the saucepan.
- Heat the sesame pastry cream, whisking constantly, until it boils then boil for 1 minute.
- Remove the mixture from heat, transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap directly in contact with the pastry cream. Cool completely in the fridge.
- Whisk in the vanilla just before serving.
For the matcha crêpes
- Using a hand blender, combine the milk, water, sugar, matcha and eggs. When everything is well blended, add the flour and blend to combine. Cover and refrigerate the crêpe batter for 30 minutes or overnight.
- Fry up the crêpes in a nonstick skillet (7 to 8 inch diameter pan will yield 18 to 20 crêpes) with butter.
- Serve the crêpes with the pastry cream and fresh raspberries.
For this recipe, I used Kiss Me Organics matcha powder
NOW FOR THE BEST PART | THE GIVEAWAY! Please note this giveaway is now closed. Thanks for visiting!
To win a bag of matcha green tea from Kiss Me Organics, simply leave me a comment below, telling me what recipe you’d like to make with it. For a bonus entry, pin an image from this post and leave me another comment with the link to the pin. Entries must be posted by Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST and one winner will be chosen at random*.
*Sorry, limited to US and Canadian residents only. No purchase necessary. Winner will be chosen randomly via random.org, and then contacted by email after the contest ends.
If you don’t win, you can always easily purchase this matcha green tea online (Amazon). It’s good stuff, so check it out!
This recipe post is sponsored by Kiss Me Organics. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new recipes for Kitchen Heals Soul.