Tuesday, March 22, 2016
TWD - Matcha Financiers
The second March recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie is matcha financiers. I have seen a lot of recipes using matcha, but didn't really know what it was, and I had never tried it before. Matcha is a fine Japanese green tea powder, and it is very pricey - I won't disclose how much I paid for a tiny container of matcha, but it was way too much. I will be trying to make lots of matcha recipes in the future to use it all up, as it is too expensive to waste.
I made a half recipe of financiers, primarily because the full recipe requires 6 egg whites - a rather extravagant use of eggs in my house, especially when the yolks (which don't freeze well) are not required. I knew I had three whites in the freezer from my tiramisu, which lent itself perfectly to a half batch of financiers.
I thought that these financiers were rather tasty, but I can't say that I really noticed the matcha, other than for the green colour it gave the financiers.
To see what the others thought of this recipe and the alternate recipe, Odile's Fresh Orange Cake, go to the LYL section of the TWD website.