Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Matcha Madeleines with Azuki Bean

Madeleines are very small traditional sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape which traditional recipes always include ground almonds and lemon zest. But for these Madeleines that I am going to share with you, I did not included the above two ingredients but rather I used Matcha - 抹茶(Green Tea) powder and cooked Azuki Bean - 紅豆 instead.

The idea of making these Matcha Madeleines comes from my favourite “Green Tea & Red Bean Bread” from Break Talk. Mum and I love to get their green tea bread whenever we feel like having it for morning breakfast or tea-snack. I can say this Matcha Madeleine is very addictive, it is full of Matcha fragrance that accompany with a sweet scent of azuki bean which makes it a great afternoon tea-snack to share with friends while catching up with some girls’ talk.

This is a pretty easy and straightforward recipe whereby it takes about 30 minutes or so from preparation to baking. You can also prepared the ingredients and starts the whisking and baking just an hour or so before your guest arrived so that the Madeleines will still taste warm while serving.

Ingredients: 18 Small Madeleines
90ml Melted Butter
100g Plain Flour
1.5 Teaspoon Matcha Powder
80g Caster Sugar
2 Medium Egg
3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Some Cooked Auzki Bean

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180 degree and grease the madeleine pan with some melted butter. (you do not need to grease it if you are using the silicon baking tray shown above which is similar like mine)
2. Sieve the flour, matcha powder and baking powder together and set aside.
3. Whisk the eggs and sugar together for about 5 minutes on medium high speed or till the mixture is pale and thicken.
4. Mix in the flour mixture in two or 3 batches then slowly add in the melted butter and stir till well combined.(the mixture shall be a bit glue and not too runny)
5. Spoon the mixture to fill the Madeleine pan to 3/4 full then top about 1/2 teaspoon of cooked Auzki Bean in each Madeleine mould.
6. Bake in the preheat oven for about 10 - 15 minutes depending on the size, the madeleines are ready if it spring back when lightly pressed.

Note:
~ You can get those can/packet type of Japanese cooked Auzki Bean most supermarket(Japanese prodcuts deparment)/daiso(food department).
~ Click Here for more details on Matcha Powder.


Other than the Matcha flavour, I also make a batch with extra dose of Dutch Cocoa Powder and Chocolate Chips especially for my dear son. As for the dual colour madeleines, it is made of the mixture of the remaining Matcha batter mixed with some cocoa batter and topped with extra chocolate chips to pamper my craving for Matcha and Cocoa.

Ingredients: 6 Small Madeleines
45ml Melted Butter
45g Plain Flour
3/4 Tablespoon Dutch Cocoa Powder
40g Caster Sugar
1 Medium Egg
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Some Chocolate Chips

Method:
~ Follow the Matcha Madeleines steps above.


So after seeing this post, are you tempted to get some Matcha and Azuki Bean to start off your bakes? No matter which combination you choose, what kind of ingredients you add in, I am sure this will make a wonder tea-time snacks. Posted by Picasa


5 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I have never made madeleines but definitely want the try! I love the matcha and dark cocoa combo a lot :D

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  2. Hi Sheri, thanks for your kind compliment :) I love matcha and cocoa combi too.. :p

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  3. These looks so pretty.

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  4. nice!! did you save some for me? :)

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  5. Hi, may I know where you purchased the madeleine pans? I need one for a project. Thanks!
    Michelle

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