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Fried Matcha Cheese Bread

Creamy, rich, and savory are only a few of the words that describe our Fried Matcha Cheese Bread.  The cream cheese filling pairs surprising well with the mild Matcha flavor!

Makes 8.

Ingredients

    • 1 Tbsp Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha
    • 3.5 oz Cream Cheese 
    • 1 oz Dried Fruit 
    • 8 pcs Thinly Sliced Bread 
    • Oil (for frying)
    • Granulated Sugar

Directions

    1. Set the cream cheese out to soften.  Chop up the dried fruit.
    2. Sift the Matcha into the softened cream cheese and mix.
    3. Mix the dried fruit into the Matcha and cream cheese.
    4. For maki sushi style preparation, place each piece of bread on some plastic wrap or, if you have it, a sushi mat.  Spread some of the cream cheese mixture in the center of the bread and then tightly roll it.
    5. For cheese puff style preparation, spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture all over one side of each slice and then roll it into a ball, tucking the spread side to the inside.
    6. Heat the oil (350 degree oil will yield the best results) and carefully place the bread into it, frying until it turns golden brown.
    7. Roll in granulated sugar to coat while still hot.

    Tip:  Slightly moistening the bread makes it easy to shape!

    Note: While this recipe suggests two different ways of forming the bread, you can try any shape you like!

     

     

    The Matcha used in this recipe is available in:

    Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha

    Aiya Organic Cooking Grade Matcha