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.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Matcha Macarons with Chocolate filling

Here is our first challenge for Matcha Macarons!  We think that Macarons are mistakenly thought to be hard to make at home but do not worry - they are not so hard as you may think and everyone will admire your result!! Normal macarons are still too sweet to the taste and therefore the best ones we have tried so far is Matcha Macarons. The slightly bitter Matcha powder actually helped to tone down the sweetness and Matcha flavor harmonises impeccably with the sweetness of the chocolate. 

Ingredients:

-Macaron-
Egg white      30g 
Sugar          30g 
Almond powder 25g 
Matcha        5g 
Powdered sugar   30g

-Filling-
Cream       100g
Chocolate    60g

Preparation:

1.  Sift Matcha powder, Almond powder and powdered sugar.
2.  Beat egg white adding powder sugar and make stiff and glossy merengue.
3.  Add 1 into 2 and mix roughly.
4.  Once they are mixed, start "Macaronage".
("Macaronage" is the process to crush foam of merengue, you have to mix the mixure passing flexible rubber spatula along the side of bowl, but if you do too much, the dough will be loosen, so you should be careful. Depending on the amount, but around 60 times is recommended).
5. The dough becomes glossy and if you spoon the dough, it should fall like ribbon, then put in a piping bag and pipe on a baking tray with baking sheet (for petit macaron, around 2cm diameter, for big macaron, around 4cm).
6. Leave them for around 1 hour so that the surface becomes dry.
7. Put them in the oven heated to 200℃ and around 5 minutes later lower the temperature to 160℃ and bake for 15minutes in total.
8.  Heat cream in a pan until just before starts boiling and add chocolate and instant coffee and mix them.
9. Once macaron become cool, fill them with the cream.



2 comments:

  1. These look absolutely gorgeous and delicious! The next time I have some matcha I'll be sure to make these! ^^

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  2. Thanks a lot Aiko for your kind comments!! We hope you will like your Matcha Macarons!! Cheers.

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