Cooking with Japanese Green Tea Matcha - utilizing European ingredients -

Hello everyone! This blog is a collection of recipes with Japanese Green tea Matcha. It is not easy to cook Matcha in Europe because it is difficult to find fresh Matcha powder at reasonable price and it is not easy to find recipes using material which you can find easily in Europe. We are trying to introduce easy recipes with Matcha utilizing European ingredients and recommendable Matcha powder. Enjoy a lot our Green Tea recipes! 【COPYRIGHT】All recipes and photographs are copyrighted and may not published elsewhere without permission.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Matcha Green Tea X´mas Cookies


X´mas time is almost coming!  Here is another Christmas recipe with Matcha Green Tea.  Give a surprise to your X´mas dinner with Matcha X´mas Cookies!

Ingredients:
(for 80 cookies)

360g flour
120g sugar
240g butter at room temperature
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoon Matcha green tea powder
toppings

Preparation:

1. Leave the butter out of the refrigerator to melt a bit.
2. Shift the flour & Matcha twice (we used COOK MATCHA of The Matcha House brand).
3. In a large bowl, beat the butter. Add suger and beat again until the texture becomes creamy.
4. Add beated eggs and continue beating until the mixture becomes yellow-white.
5. Add flour mixture and mix slowly with a rubber spatula until dough just comes together.
6. Pull dough in a log, approximately 5 cm in diameter.
7. Wrap dough log and place in freezer for 15 minutes.
8. Slice dough and cut into Christmas shapes.
9. Bake on parchment lined baking sheets for 15 minutes at 180 º until the cookies are just starting to turn golden around the edges.
10.Brush egg yolk over the cookies and put colored sugar balls or decorate as desired (we used Vahine brand sugar toppings).

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