Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Matcha Macarons

Woo-hoo... It's the Macarons craze now! Let's join in the fun~

Matcha Macarons
(Recipe adapted & modified from Carol 烘焙新手必备的第一本书)

Ingredients
45g egg whites
50g castor sugar
65g almond meal
60g icing sugar
1/2 Tbsp green tea powder

Method

  1. Combine & lightly whisk almond meal, icing sugar & green tea powder in a bowl.
  2. Place egg whites in a clean mixing bowl. Using an electrical whisk, whisk egg whites until foamy, add in half of the castor sugar & whisk until soft peaks forms. Add in remaining castor sugar & whisk until the egg white mixture becomes shiny & stiff peaks.
  3. Fold in half of the dry ingredients into the egg whites batter until just combined, fold in the remaining dry ingredients until thoroughly combined, be careful not to over mix the mixture.
  4. Pour the batter into a piping bag fitted with a plain nozzle, pipe the batter into whatever size & shape you wished.
  5. Rap the baking tray hard, a few times on the floor to spread the batter slightly.
  6. Set it aside for the shells' surface to dry up.
  7. Preheat oven to 200C, slide the tray of dried macarons into the oven, off the heat immediately & keep the oven door ajar with a thick glove placed in between, for 6mins.
  8. Once the 6mins is up, close the oven door . Bake the macarons at 140C for 5mins & lower the heat to 100C & bake for 15mins again.
  9. Remove from oven and let it cool completely before removing from the parchment paper. Fill with fillings of your own choice & keep in airtight containers inside the refrigerate for 1 day before serving.
*Note: The temperature for every oven varies. What works for me may not works for you. Thus, you need to adjust the temperature accordingly.




I'm submitting this to the Aspiring Bakers #4 Love is in the air (Feb 2011) hosted by Ellena of Cuisine Paradise

42 comments:

love melody, love baking said...

very cute bears!!

Cuisine Paradise said...

OMG~~~~ this is really tooo cute to be eaten!!!! You are really good at this. Can open class to teach us le :)

CaThY said...

Tks PH! :)

CaThY said...

Ellena,
Wow,thanks for your compliments *shy* ;)

neyeeloh said...

very cute and beautiful macaron ^_^

CaThY said...

Hi neyeeloh,
Thanks for dropping by my humble blog & your kind words. Do drop by more often ;)

The Sweetylicious said...

this is so cute! im sure it taste delicious! (:

CaThY said...

Jasmine,
Thanks! ;)

Janine said...

these are really really cute! and your baking directions seem very interesting - i'll definitely give your recipe a go!

CaThY said...

Hi Janine,
Thanks for dropping by my humble blog & your kind words. Do drop by more often :)

Wen said...

So adorable! If you are selling it, I will be ordering...!

CaThY said...

Wendy,
Hahaha, not easy to pipe same size leh. I'm so afraid that when I put 2 shells together, I will see 4 ears instead of 2! ;P

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

可爱:P

j3ss kitch3n said...

so cute!!! very beautifully done!

Jean said...

i love ur macarons cathy! i bet these are just as good as those we had at edith's place last weekend!

CaThY said...

鲸鱼, jess & jean,
Thanks for the compliments.! ;)

travellingfoodies said...

you gals are really talented, reinventing macarons altogether! Look forward to more of such creative and inspiring work! :)

CaThY said...

Hahaha, Thanks huh Alan. ;)

Mary said...

These are really cute. You are really good at fashioning these. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

CaThY said...

Thanks Mary for the compliments. Enjoy your day ahead ;)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Wow, these are bear shaped macaroons! How special. :) btw, did you get Carol's first book too? I got it a couple month back but still haven't got much chance to try more recipes...this matcha macaroon looks fabulous!

CaThY said...

Honey Bee Sweets,
Welcome to my humble blog. Thanks for your compliments. Yup, I got Carol's both books, her bakes are awesome! :)

Bake for a Queen said...

Love your green bear bears...=)

CaThY said...

Thanks bake for a queen ;)

hanushi said...

So cute the bears in the background and the bear-shaped macarons. Remind me of the kdrama Princess Hours and Playful Kiss which they used bears at the end of the drama to mimic some of the classic scenes... Haha... I think I sidetrack quite a lot. :)

CaThY said...

Hey hanushi,
Thanks for your kind words. The bears in the background was one of the proposal gift my hubby gave me ;)

lena said...

i can see that the macarons fever is getting real high..i cant join in the fun yet..wait until i really understand the techniques first..haha! they look so cute from here!

pigpigscorner said...

So cute...and the little heart in the middle <3

CaThY said...

Lena & pigpigscorner,
Thanks for dropping by my humble blog. Do drop by more often ;),

Cooking Gallery said...

Oh, look at those little jewels!! How cute, teddy macaroons:D)!!

CaThY said...

Thanks Cooking Gallery for your kind words. Welcome to my blog, do visit more often :)

DG said...

You are really pro on the macaroons. They are perfectly baked, somemore every teddy macaroons with evenly shaped. May I ask, do you have special tools for that or you simply pipe it yourself? You did a great job!

CaThY said...

Hehehe thanks Doris for your kind words.
I did not use any special tools. I merely use a bigger piping tip for the Teddy head & a smaller tip for their ears. I am glad that they turned out well & fitted perfectly when I sandwiched them together ;)

Blessed Homemaker said...

These are so cute! I can't even get my macs correct. Definitely going to try this again!

CaThY said...

Blessed Homemaker,
No worries, I failed multiple times too before I got them right. Looking forward to your Macs~ *^_^*

CaThY said...

Hehehe thanks Doris for your kind words.
I did not use any special tools. I merely use a bigger piping tip for the Teddy head & a smaller tip for their ears. I am glad that they turned out well & fitted perfectly when I sandwiched them together ;)

CaThY said...

Oh, look at those little jewels!! How cute, teddy macaroons:D)!!

CaThY said...

i can see that the macarons fever is getting real high..i cant join in the fun yet..wait until i really understand the techniques first..haha! they look so cute from here!

CaThY said...

So adorable! If you are selling it, I will be ordering...!

CaThY said...

this is so cute! im sure it taste delicious! (:

CaThY said...

Ellena,
Wow,thanks for your compliments *shy* ;)

CaThY said...

very cute bears!!

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