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Matcha Angel Food Cake with White Bean

 

Matcha Angel Food Cake with White Bean

Matcha Angel Food Cake with White Bean

You can have your cake and eat it too without the guilt or the sugar crash with this healthy recipe that’s packed with 12 egg whites and loaded with proteins from legumes.

Matcha Angel Food Cake with White Bean

By Rina Oh

Servings: 8

Time: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 12 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons Matcha powder
  • 6 cups cooked white beans
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Using a hand mixer with the balloon whisk attachment, combine egg whites with cream of tartar, water, and vanilla extract and whip for 5 minutes on medium speed until the mixture reaches the soft peak stage. Slowly add small amounts of the confectioners sugar until it’s all incorporated for 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium-high and continue mixing for 3 more minutes. Turn down the speed to medium-low speed and slowly add the cake flour in batches of 2 tablespoons. When the flour is all in, allow the dry flour to blend with egg mixture and increase the speed of mixer again to high speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer batter into a deep dish non stick pan (do not grease the pan). Shake the pan back and forth to even out the surface.
  4. Place pan into oven and bake for 35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  5. Using a blender combine beans and confectioners sugar and pulse for 1 minute. Increase the speed and blend on high speed for 2 minutes until the mixture is pureed.
  6. Take cake out the oven when it’s finished baking and place on a cooling rack for an hour. Gently remove the cake from the pan and place on a cutting board. Using a cake knife, slice cake horizontally in the middle.
  7. To assemble, place one piece of the cake, with the crust down and soft side up. Spoon half the bean filling onto the first layer of the cake, allow some of the filling to drip off the sides. Place second layer on top with the soft green side up. Repeat the same step. Top cake with coconut sugar.
  8. Divide cake into 8 pieces and serve.

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The Two Little Bakers Web Series Kicks Off with a Halloween Special and Special Guest Appearance by Jacques Torres

We had  a blast celebrating Halloween this year. From the chocolate-chocolate tea party, to getting a chocolate making tutorial from Master Chef Jacques Torres. You can read about how Alex and Daniel made the Chocolate Pumpkins and get the recipes here.

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The boys went trick or treating after a delicious Halloween themed tea party.

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Daniel meets the electrified ghost.

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This dude had three heads and made us laugh.

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A great candy alternative is offering popcorn to the trick or treaters.

The Two Little Bakers Halloween

Our evening ended with this. Back at home, Daniel was being Daniel…and he looks like the cutest Emo Vampire! We hope you had fun with yours! I hope you’re ready for the next big holiday….Thanksgiving here we come!

Get your assortment of chocolate delights at the Jacques Torres Flagship Store on Hudson Street:

Jacques Torres is located 350 Hudson at King Street (1 block South of Houston), New York, NY 10014.

Store hours are:
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 7 pm

Saturday 9:00 am – 7 pm

Sunday 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Phone: (212) 414-2462

http://www.mrchocolate.com

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Food for Kids: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kale and Avocado Ice Pops

Kale and avocado ice pops

Kale and Avocado Ice pop

I’ve been waiting to deliver the official recipe for my healthy take on ice pops via the cookbook I’m authoring however given it’s St. Patrick’s Day today and some parents recently asked me for this recipe- I’ve decided to let everyone take a shot at making their own before the book comes out. Don’t worry- you’ll still get plenty of recipes in the actual cookbook and a few comical illustrations accompanying it.

My four year old is the star of my culinary dreams. He eats just about everything. Whether it’s spicy, creamy, fermented, raw, cooked, hot or cold- there isn’t a thing he’s not willing to try- at least once that is. Nothing can be too dangerous or ethnic enough. Discovering new vegetables are always welcomed by Daniel. Alex, his older six year old brother on the other hand- won’t even look at a vegetable, unless it’s part of a lesson plan in school. He’ll look at them, with oohs and aahs- but it ends there. They never eat any digestive play.

As a parent, and being named chef mommy by my kids- how do I explain to other parents about my battle with their veggie intake? I blame it partly to the American food culture, adding the endless commercials for unhealthy snacks and their father’s bad habit of eating junk food and drinking soda in front of them. I had to smarten up and figure out alternative ways to feed them the healthier things in life.

Zoku Quick Pop Maker

The Zoku Quick Pop Maker: make ice pops in 7 minutes

So last year, I figured out how to incorporate the greens into Alex’s diet by blending them into other familiar flavors- delivered into instant ice pops thanks to the Zoku Quick Pop Maker. Within minutes, he devoured not one but three ice pops that I made with Kale, avocado, yogurt and honey.

We haven’t made these in a little while- but promise to get back into them before Memorial Day weekend. Until then…here ‘s my recipe for healthy kale and avocado ice pops you can try at home! You can also use the conventional ice pop molds.

Kale and Avocado Yogurt Ice Pops

Yields 6 Servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 avocado, peeled with seed removed

1 bunch of kale, stems removed

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup whole greek yogurt

Directions

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Place kale leaves and blanche until leaves are very tender (about 8 minutes). Remove kale from water and place in an ice bath. Remove kale from ice bath after about a minute and place inside a food processor or blender. Pulse for about a minute on low, then blend with the avocado, honey and yogurt until it’s smooth and creamy (about 1 minute).

Spoon mixture into ice pop molds, place wooden sticks (if you’re using conventional molds) in the center and freeze overnight uncovered on a flat surface. Unmold and serve!

 

 

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