Matcha Green Tea Macarons

Love green tea.

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These are green tea macarons with green tea white chocolate ganache filling.

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Sounds decadent eh?

I used Sprinke Bake’s macaron recipe and added 1 tsp of matcha powder – the natural green color of matcha is so pretty. Also changed the baking technique this time – baked the macs at 285 degrees F for 10 minutes (rotating half way through) and put a baking sheet on the rack above to prevent the tops from browning.

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This technique seemed to work well for my oven. The only problem was that the shells turned out a bit weaker this time… not sure if this was attributed to my egg whites, ingredient ratio, or what. They still tasted delicious though =]

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As for the green tea white chocolate ganache: combine one square of white chocolate, approx. 1 tbsp of sour cream and 1/2 tsp green tea powder. Melt these three ingredients together over a water bath and spoon onto macs once cool.

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I always find white chocolate to be too sweet, but I really liked how the tanginess of the sour cream balanced out the sweetness.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. susdoosxp says:

    beautiful macarons!

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  2. cake4thought says:

    these look and sound delicious! Where do you buy your matcha powder???? I’ve been wanting to buy some but I can only find super expensive ones :(

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you! I found the matcha at an asian supermarket (T&T) and it wasn’t too expensive… Maybe try looking there/ a similar place? I know specialty tea stores carry matcha too, but at a much higher price. Good luck on your search

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  3. Hai says:

    will definitely attempt these soon ~ I really want to try the green tea kit kat bars from japan as well ^-^

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    1. Janine says:

      Yes, please do and let me know how you like them! GT kit kat bars? Are they only available in japan?

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      1. Hai says:

        yes, only made there :'( however – quite sure you can buy from amazon, ebay, etc. good news ^^

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  4. tworedbowls says:

    These are so gorgeous! Macarons always seem like such a culinary feat to me. Yours are lovely and the matcha flavor sounds fantastic.

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you! Yes, they are definitely a challenge but well worth it! The matcha flavour is probably my favourite of all the flavours I’ve tried making.

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  5. ericam says:

    Looks yummy! What measurement is 1 square white chocolatec though? Thank you so much! :)

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    1. Janine says:

      Thanks for stopping by! I believe one square = 1 oz chocolate. Happy baking =]

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