I was feeling in the mood for something sweet this month, and decided to search online for cakes using Japanese ingredients. I came across this Sachie’s Kitchen recipe for Miso Walnut Brownies, which looked really good, and then found this blog where someone actually tried the recipe. On the I ❤ Bake Club blog Frances explains how she adapted the recipe slightly because the original seemed too dry, so I went with her version…
Miso Walnut Brownies
- 1 & 1/4 cups self-raising flour
- 125g butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp miso
- 4 tbsp natural yoghurt
- 1 cup walnuts, coarsely crushed (plus some larger pieces for decoration)
- 1 egg
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
Combine miso and 1 tbsp yoghurt in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the butter and brown sugar until smooth.
Add the miso-yoghurt mix and the walnuts to the large bowl and mix well.
Sift the flour into the mixture. Add an egg and three more tbsp of yoghurt to make a wet batter.
Pour the mixture into a cake tin and sprinkle with walnut pieces.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and rest until cool.
Cut into squares and serve.
I have to say, this is one of the yummiest cakes I’ve baked in a long time! I was a little bit apprehensive about using miso in a sweet dish, but it totally works! I suspect it also makes these brownies a little bit healthier than traditional chocolate brownies, although they do still contain sugar of course. Have you ever used miso in a sweet dish? I’d love to hear your recommendations!
I’ll be back in November with a new recipe. If you have any suggestions, or perhaps you would like me to try one of your recipes from a book or website, please leave a comment below or get in touch! All the recipes I try on this blog have some connection to Japan and, because I don’t eat meat, they need to be vegetarian or pescetarian. I’m particularly interested in helping to promote Japanese recipe books, so do let me know if you have one I might like!