Green tea is one of the most delicious and simple ways to get hydrated and fill your body with anti-oxidants, which have been studied due to their possible connections with fighting cancer and helping aid weightloss!
But sometimes you don't always fancy a cup of tea - perhaps you fancy a treat instead! Did you know, green tea is a fantastic, delicate flavour to add to cakes and pastries?
This week we're sharing a recipe for matcha green tea madelines - madelines are traditionally french, but the Japanese obsession with french patisseries is strong - there are plenty of beautiful bakeries in Japan, including the famous French macaron maker Laudree.
Here's what you will need:
- 100g Softened Butter
- 2 Eggs
- 120g Sugar
- 120g Flour
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 30ml Brewed and cooled matcha green tea
- 1 Tsp Matcha Powder + 1/4 Tsp for Glaze
- A little Icing Sugar
- Lime Juice
- a Madeline Tin
If you do not have a madeline tin, this recipe can be made just as well with a muffin tin.
- Take a piece of kitchen roll and dampen it with vegetable oil, then coat the madeline tin with the oil. This stops the cakes sticking.
- Pre-heat the oven to 220C
- Melt the butter in the microwave then allow to cool down to room temperature.
- Meanwhile, beat together the sugar and butter until the mixture becomes pale and fluffy. This might take a while by hand so consider using an electric mixer.
- Sift together the flour and baking powder in a seperate bowl.
- Add the eggs and the flour to the mixture in alternate turns to the butter mix, stirring in between each addition.
- Add the tsp of matcha powder to the 30ml of green tea, then combine into the main mixture.
- Pour the batter into the madeline tin. It should take just 10 mins in the oven.
- Leave to cool before serving. You can also add a glaze by mixing matcha, lime and icing sugar together until you get a dribbly consistency.