It’s kind of hard to believe that for a while there, I went off matcha. I remember I’d just bought a box of matcha, adzuki and mochi ice cream and was so excited to get into them and then WHAM. Puke city. It feels like a lifetime ago that I was retching at my favourite things, that brushing my teeth made me sick, that (on a positive note) walking was something that I could just do.
And then time flew, as it so often does.
And then it ran out, as it also often does.
Well, mine hasn’t run out per se, but you know when you’re reaching the final grains of sand in an hour glass and they seem to slip through so much faster than every other grain before? That’s a little like how I’m feeling now, when I’ve longed for the end of my pregnancy for so many weeks and now? Now we’ve got three weeks up our sleeve. Max. And it’s scaring the hell out of me.
I’m no miss-originality when I say this. It’s been said a squiggillion times before. But the enormity of the situation is kind of bearing down on me now, the fact that a little person is going to rely on me to Keep Him Alive. That he’s going to be my number one priority above everything else. That I will pretty much not be able to do anything on my own time, ever again (well, for a good while).
So while I still can, and even though it’s uncomfortable to sit / stand / walk / sleep / lie on my left / right / back – basically everything sucks – I’m going to do what I want when I want, like lying in for 30 more minutes. Or watching a full episode of Dr Phil. Or baking.
Baking. I suspect this is going to fall by the wayside for a while, so since I’ve recently rediscovered my love for all things matcha, I’m going to bake as madly as I can.
ps. If you’re looking to buy matcha in Australia, check out KenkoTea. They sell cooking grade matcha as well as fantastic drinking grade matcha. And same day shipping!
|Matcha swirl butter cake|
|250g butter, softened
1 cup castor sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
2 1/2 cups self raising flour
2/3 cup milk
4 teaspoons cooking grade matcha powder
|Makes 1 large loaf, or one 8″ round cake.|