One of my favorite go to recipes for a quick and delicious dessert is financiers. And as an added bonus, they are one of the easiest things to modify the flavor, whether it be classic vanilla, caramel, pistachio, or in this case, matcha. Here is my recipe.
Financiers au Thé Matcha: 35g Flour 75g Almond Flour 150g Powdered Sugar 1 Pinch of Salt 80g Egg whites 100g Butter, melted 1/2t Vanilla extract 1t Matcha powder, good quality.
Preheat your oven to 180C
Mix the first four ingredients in a medium sized bowl to combine. Next, add the egg whites and whisk in (the mixture will be very sticky at this point). Pour in the butter and whisk to incorporate, followed by the vanilla and matcha. Using a rubber spatula, scoop out the batter into a pastry bag. At this point I tend to let the batter rest so it hardens slightly and is easier to pipe into the molds, but this step is optional. Lightly butter silicone mold and pipe in the batter about 3/4 of the way up. Bake until the batter is set and they just begin to brown. Remove the financiers from the oven and let cool slightly before trying to demold, as they will be less likely to break. Allow to cool before eating. These are great with coffee or tea, and last up to a week in an airtight container. Enjoy!