This month for Tuesdays with Dorie, one of the chosen recipes was Matcha Financiers on page 206 of Baking Chez Moi. These sweet, buttery confections had the usual crispy-chewy exterior and dense but moist interior that you expect in a financier, and, as you can tell by the name, included matcha.
I wasn't very optimistic about the outcome of this recipe when I saw that the batter was a very scary shade of green thanks to the tea. I thought perhaps baking them in a madeleine pan might pretty them up enough that the colour would be overlooked but they turned out to be a much more
attractive hue once baked so there was no need for it - my doubt or the madeleine pan - in the end.
Seeing the colour, most tasters expected a pistachio cake and were pleasantly surprised by the matcha, which was noticeable but not too assertive. They made short work of the batch.
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