Monday 11th February 2008Time to make - Mini Chocolate Matcha Doughnuts
When you have something naughty you really ought to balance that with something good, wouldn't you agree?!|
Although to be honest I am not always very good at practicing what I preach, I think I have brought a little balance into this post by combining Matcha (green tea) with my chocolate doughnuts...
Mini Chocolate Matcha Doughnuts
Green Tea is often referred to by it's Japanese name Matcha when used in its finely ground powdered form, especially for confectionery and baking. It is rich in "catechin polyphenols" - big words basically meaning green tea is a powerful anti-oxidant.
There has been lots of research into defining the potential health benefits from the intake of green tea, some of these claims include inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, lowering cholesterol levels, assisting in the prevention of rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular disease, fighting infections and improving impaired immune function.
Sounds like rather good stuff, yeah?!
So as doughnut (donuts) have a fairly bad wrap with regards to heart and artery health, including some cholesterol lowering and cardiovascular disease prevention properties in them has to be a good thing and will cancel out the naughty, surely...maybe? hehe
These naughty but nice "healthy" doughnuts are my submission for Helen and Peabody's event "Time to make Doughnuts"
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