I still remember the good old days of my first job.
I’m talking about my first real job. Like in a public location with a boss and dealing with money. I did have a paper route, but I don’t think that counts.
Anyways, I was 14. I wasn’t even legally allowed to work in Canada, but my boss gave me a form to give my parents to sign. It was basically saying that they allow me to work even though I was underage.
This first job was at a bubble tea place in the mall. The fresh fruit, the pearls, the crepe griddle..I loved it all. Especially the extra bonus that we got free drinks.
On my way to trying every flavor on the menu, I finally made myself a matcha milkshake. It was love at first slurp. After I tried every drink on the menu, I would still go back to that one drink.
So when walking through the aisles of this store by my house and saw some matcha powder, I grabbed it right away. I wanted to float back to those days at my first job.
Sadly, I had no ice cream in my house. So instead of a milkshake, I made a loaf. And I’m glad I did.
I should have thought of buying matcha for St. Patrick’s day. Instead I did nothing green that day. Oh well, next year!
What you’ll need:
-1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
-3 tablespoons cornstarch
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1 tablespoon matcha powder
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 cup vanilla yogurt
-3/4 cup sugar
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-3 large eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside
2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, matcha, baking powder and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla until fully combined.
4. Stir in the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until fully combined.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
6. Let cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then remove to cool completely on wire racks.