matcha and white chocolate ganache frosted squash muffins
From The Unorthodox Foodie Blog:
I am a firm believer that food can heal. Not only through the use of ancient Chinese and Indian herbal lore but also in the choices of specific ingredients cooked with love for people with particular ails –both physically and energetically. In my healing practice, when I have a special client who I have both known for a while and worked on consistently, I enjoy making foods that come from a spark of intuitive inspiration for them as a special addendum to a fruitful session. This is why I spent an hour on Sunday afternoon whipping up a forest green-topped cupcake muffin for an Irish lass I know who will be returning from a journey to her home country today and ready for a refill of spiritual and emotional substance.
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BUTTERNUT MATCHA CUPCAKE MUFFINS
1 1/4 cup whole grain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup organic, maple syrup
1/2 cup melted clarified butter
1 cup butternut squash puree (Bake a small split squash at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes and then scrape out and smash into puree.)
Preheat oven to 350˚. Put cupcake papers into a muffin tin. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt. In a separate, smaller bowl, mix the eggs, maple syrup, clarified butter and squash purée. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until just blended.
Spoon the batter into the paper cups, dividing evenly, and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on counter.
5.5 oz. white chocolate, finely chopped
1 large, rounded teaspoon Matcha powder
Melt the white chocolate over low heat, stirring continually. Add the matcha and blend well. Spread over the tops of cooled cupcakes.