Matcha Green Tea Macarons Recipe

September 21, 2015



Hi! I'm so excited to share my new domain at www.sumopocky.com with you. After blogging for so many years, I've finally upgraded from Blogger to a domain! This blog has grown so much since I first started my baking journey. I never thought I'd be running a baking blog and I am genuinely grateful for the encouragement I've received for my desserts. So to the pair of eyes reading this post, thank you for your support ♥

To launch the start of my domain, I'm sharing with you one of my favourite recipes, Matcha macarons, and my new macaron character, Macchan. Smiling peacefully with a fallen sakura resting on her forehead, she's as close as you can get to tranquility and zen-ness in a macaron. 

Matcha Green Tea Macarons

Matcha (Green tea) is one of my all time favourites. Be it served as a traditional matcha drink, or incorporated into desserts, there are very few occasion when I'd turn down anything related to matcha. 

Apart from green tea's elegant taste, it also contains many health benefits. It helps with digestion, increase metabolism, is loaded with anti-oxidants, and lower the risk of various cancers. Thus, green tea is one thing I'm sure I'll never stop drinking. 

Macchan chilling and resting on other macarons, nothing much. 

You can imagine how thrilled I was to be in Japan's Kansai region, the area famous for its green tea. With each sip of tea, the warmth and spirit of Japan flowed through me and touched my heart. That is one of the many reasons why I am absolutely in love with Japan's food culture. You can honestly taste their genuineness from the food and drinks they prepare.

Now, I strive to make my desserts reach that level in terms of taste and emotions. And while I still have a long journey to go, this matcha macarons recipe brings me one step towards that coveted level. These macarons are elegant and subtly sweet, and carries the distinct taste of matcha green tea. If you try this recipe, you won't be disappointed. Hope you enjoy the macarons, and let me know if you created Macchan macarons too! 

MATCHA GREEN TEA MACARONS RECIPE 

Servings: ~ 10 macarons
Time: 40min Active Time + Baking Time

Ingredients
[For Macaron Shells]
40g of Ground almond flour
40g of Powdered/icing sugar
1 Tablespoon of Matcha Powder
Meringue: 35g of Egg whites + 45g of Castor sugar

[For Matcha Filling]
1 tablespoon of Heavy cream
80g of White couverture chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon of Matcha Powder

Directions
[For Macaron Shells]
1. In a large bowl, sift the ground almonds, icing sugar and matcha powder. Mix it well with a spatula.
2. To make the meringue, beat the egg whites on low speed using an electric mixer until it is white and frothy (approximately 1 minute)
3. Gradually add the sugar 1/4 at a time. When the first addition of sugar has completely dissolved (approximately 1 minute later), increase the mixer speed to medium and add until all the sugar has been incorporated. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
4. Add the meringue to the sifted ground almond flour and icing sugar in Step 1. Using a spatula, start the macaronage process until you get a molten-like mixture and drips down like a ribbon when lifted. Read here on how to macaronage.
5. Transfer the batter to a piping bag with a round tip and pipe out equal sized circles (Approximately 2.5cm) on parchment paper or a baking mat placed over a baking tray. After piping, knock the bottom of the tray against a flat surface to get rid of air bubbles.
6. Let the shells dry for approximately 30 minutes in an air-conditioned room. You should be able to touch it gently with the tip of your finger without it sticking.
7. Bake in a preheated oven at 150C for approximately 10 - 13 minutes. Let it cool.

Beautiful matcha macaron shells with feet

[For Matcha Filling]
1. Heat up the heavy cream until it starts to simmer. Remove from heat and stir in the matcha powder.
2. Pour the heavy cream over the white chocolate and continue to stir until all the chocolate has melted.
3. Transfer the filling to a piping bag and pipe them on to your macarons. Sandwich two macaron shells together.

Done!

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3 comments

  1. Hi, is matcha powder same as green tea powder? Tks!

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    1. Hi Michelle, yes they are the same :)

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