Artwork by Jacob

Artwork by Jacob

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Matcha Financiers

Financiers cooling in the morning sun.
According to Ito En: Matcha green tea is considered Japan's most classic and popular beverage. Matcha is the treasured powdered green tea traditionally used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony-Chado. The vibrant green tea is finely milled from high quality tea leaves. Matcha is made using the entire tea leaf, providing the vitality and full health benefits of green tea. 
Financiers are a new dessert for me. These mini cakes are delicious and I need to get more familiar with them. The technique of mixing the batter for these was also a bit different.

First butter was melted then brought to a boil for one minute. I am not sure of the reason for this, to separate the milk solids? Maybe one of the group members can enlighten me. The rest of the ingredients were flour, matcha green tea, sugar, almond flour and 6 egg whites at room temperature. I forgot to bring my egg whites to room temperature but since the dough needed to chill for one hour in the refrigerator I figured it was ok. The matcha green tea was supposed to color these pea-green but the tea I bought some how stayed tea leaves and did not dissolve. But no matter these were still buttery good and I could taste a hint of tea.

I will be making these again and look forward to other financiers in our baking assignments. Now what to do with 6 egg yolks (I never throw anything out) make Dorie's French Vanilla Ice Cream from Around My French Table of course.


4 comments:

  1. Your cakes look beautiful. I just picked up a pan that would be perfect for financiers, so I might catch up on this recipe sooner than I thought. I wonder if you have matcha-flavoured regular tea rather than matcha tea itself? That may have been the problem.

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  2. I made half a batch of the financiers and used the extra yolks to make Dorie's Split Level Pudding from Baking from My Home to Yours. Ice cream sounds great!

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  3. Your cakes look very pretty. I hope you enjoyed them with the tea!

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  4. Such cute little cakes on such a pretty plate!

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