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sweet potato green tea steamed cake confection

Sweet Potato Green Tea Steamed Cake Confection


  • 120 g sweet potato
  • 1/2 tablespoon matcha powder
  • 80 g all-purpose flour, plain flour or cake flour
  • 60 g sugar
  • 450 ml water
Step 1

step 1:

Wash the sweet potato and cut into 1 cm. cubes. Pour 200 ml of the water into a pan and add the sweet potato cubes. Cover and boil for 7 minutes on medium heat until they become soft. Remove from the heat. Drain the water from the pan.

Step 2

step 2:

Mix the flour, matcha powder and the sugar in a bowl. Add the remaining 250 ml of water little by little and mix.

Step 3

step 3:

Pour into a microwave-proof container measuring about 10 × 15 × 5 cm. Add the sweet potato cubes. Cover with a paper towel and warm it in the microwave for 9 minutes.

Step 4

step 4:

Remove from the microwave and let it cool off a little. Place in the refrigerator and chill for 2 hours.

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