Matcha Macarons

It’s been more than a week since the last post. I’m actually still swamped with work although I only have 3 official school weeks left. It is as though the system is doling out as much stress in these last few weeks to make sure I get my money’s worth. I even considered taking a short hiatus from baking and posting but evidently I can only last slightly more than a week without touching my oven.

So I whipped out my macaron recipe and quickly mixed a batch of matcha macarons. Matcha, otherwise known as finely milled green tea powder, is rich in antioxidants and goes really well with azuki beans. Since I had azuki bean paste (red bean paste) lying around in my fridge having bought it 2 weeks ago, I was set to bake.

Matcha Macarons with Azuki Bean Paste Filling

Basic Macaron recipe here

2 tbsp of matcha powder (added during the macronnage)

There is no need for food colouring as the match powder gives the macaron its lovely shade of green. If the store-bought azuki bean paste filling is not of the right consistency, add a tablespoon of milk to make it creamier.

Enjoy!

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5 Responses

  1. Those looks like a trip to Japan – and sound absolutely delicious!

  2. Your macs look great. I’ve been wanting to make some, but haven’t gotten a chance yet. I saw some almond meal at Trader Joe’s, but the ones I saw were the ones with skins in the meal. Are these ok to use for the macarons or do they have to be almonds without the skins? Thanks.

    • Hi! I think it is better if you can find blanched almond meal. Alternatively, you can make your own almond meal if you have a food processor. =)

  3. A perfect flavour combination for macarons!

  4. It looks lovely……I have a jar of red bean paste and a jar of matcha. I’m sure it tastes great too

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