Merry Christmas Eve, we are all prepared for our celebration tomorrow. We have a great month celebrating Christmas and preparing all the craft and food. We have also tried several amazing recipes that are brand new to us, and we can’t wait to share it with you soon.
Today we are going to make a small Swedish cake Coconut Matcha Pines. A fun fact for you they are actually called Kokostoppar. They are usually plain in flavor but since it is Christmas we decided to spice up a bit with Green Tea.
This little cake is perfectly frothy, not too “green” in taste, slightly sweet. It should also leave you completely satisfied. It is also something that you can make a snack for your friends and family.
Coconuts are excellent for making sugar-free as coconut has a naturally sweet taste. If you want a little bit sweeter, you can mix in some tablespoons coconut, honey or other natural sweets. But you definitely do not need 200g sugar as usual desiccated coconut usually contain.
If you’re not familiar with matcha, it’s basically very pure powdered green tea leaves. It’s exceptionally high in antioxidants and metabolism boosting compounds. It also has a very particular taste that I love.
We want to be boosting our metabolisms as this is the rate at which our: body uses energy, which supports weight loss.
This is a very simple recipe, however, we did face a little challenging when we are trying to mold the pines shape. Thus after trying serval method using hand and tools. We ended up making our own cone mold, using a piece of paper. Surprisingly it works amazingly well.
However, make sure you press the mixture into the mold firmly we have our’s failed cause of the mistake. Nevertheless, we are sure you will fall in love with the process of making it.
- 200 grams desiccated coconut
- 50g melted unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons matcha powder
- lime juice
- 100g of caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
Preheat the oven to 175 ° C. Melt the butter (let it cool) and mix all the ingredients. Form small peaks and bake baking paper for 10-15 minutes, depending on the oven.