Posts Tagged ‘matcha’

Matcha Sables (& Financiers)

In cookie, nuts on October 21, 2010 at 07:06

Week 35 | 10.21.2010

Oh my goodness, is it already Thursday? It’s been a hectic few days and I haven’t managed to pull together a post for this week yet. Luckily in anticipation, I’ve already prepped my sable dough and financier batter, which are awaiting afternoon baking in my fridge. Smile, pat on the back.

Matcha. Maccha? 抹茶. I love the fragrance and slight bitterness of this musty-green tea powder. I recall my trip to Japan – my traveling group and I met with a couple of Japanese students and observed a traditional matcha ceremony. The thick, frothy liquid that we were offered was rich and bitter, no milkiness or sugar to dilute the flavor.

But…I will be adding both butter and sugar (and eating my French-style cookies with a cup of milk tea). Afternoon come sooner!


French Macarons

In chocolate, cookie, nuts on May 22, 2010 at 10:04

Week 14 | 5.17.2010

Macarons, macarons.

These darling little bugger cookies have a bunch of despicable characteristics. They are temperamental and inconsistent. Yet in spite of their drama, French macarons, with their nutty shells and creamy, yielding fillings are small mouthfuls of casual sophistication. Plus I’ve discovered after many a batch that they taste a lot better after all the trouble I spend fussing over them.

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