While green tea has long been a recommended part of a healthy diet, another brighter shade is becoming increasingly popular: matcha. Matcha is a type of green tea made by taking young tea leaves and grinding them into a bright green powder. The powder is then whisked with hot water. This is different from regular green tea, where the leaves are infused in water, then removed. Matcha, like other green teas, contains a class of antioxidants called catechins. Matcha is high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body. Studies have linked green tea to a variety of health benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and even encouraging weight loss.
It is always great when you can include something like this into your diet, even if it is not your kind of thing or you don’t like the taste. So we have the solution and that is our Matcha & Lime Pie recipe!
Ingredients (serves 8-10):
- 250g digestive biscuits
- 100g butter, melted
- 405g can Carnation Condensed Milk Light
- finely grated zest and juice of 5 large limes
- 300ml carton double cream
- 50ml of Matcha Tea, made up with water.
To decorate (optional):
- Lime zest/Lime Slices
- 85g half fat crème fraîche
- Mix the crushed biscuits with the melted butter in a bowl.
- Tip the biscuit into your tin, pressing it into the base and up the sides. (This will be the base of your Key Lime Pie). Chill for ten minutes.
- Whisk together the condensed milk and cream, then add the Matcha tea, lime juice and zest (it will thicken!).
- Pour onto your biscuit base and chill for at least 1-2 hours.
- Remove the pie from the tin and place on a serving plate. Cut into slices and serve with the crème fraîche and lime zest or slices.