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Matcha and white chocolate shortbread

matcha shortbread

Who thought green biscuits could be so pretty?! These buttery, crumbley shortbread treats are carefully flavoured with matcha powder that gives them a bright hue and subtle green tea flavour. It is an unusual taste, much like green tea, and one that I have grown to love. The matcha latte trend (with unsweetened almond milk,obvs) has led to a million Instagram pictures and it is no surprise a glowing bright green mug that offers many health benefits (I wanted to call it a super food then but my dietician boyfriend would murder me for using such a term!), it can now be found on many hipster coffee shop menus.

Its natural colour lends itself amazingly to baking, I used a basic Mary Berry shortbread recipe and updated it. I decorated with dried flowers bought from the lush Greens of Devon, they have such a wonderful supply of fresh edible and dried flowers. The creamyness of the white choc balances with the slight bitterness of the matcha resulting in a simply splendid and on trend bake!

Matcha shortbread

matcha shortbread

 

Matcha and white chocolate shortbread

  • 100g plain flour
  • 50g cornflour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 5g matcha powder
  • 100g white chocolate
  1. Start by pre heating your oven to 170 degrees. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper or use a good quality non stick tray.
  2. Sieve together your cornflour, matcha and plain flour. Mix in the sugar and then add the butter and rub together to make fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the yolk, mix until thoroughly combined and has formed a firm dough.
  4. Roll out your dough to about 1 cm thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut out shapes using a cutter and place on tray.
  5. Pop in the over for around 10 inutes, the edges should be firm but not quite browning. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for around 5 minutes before transfering onto a wire rack to cool.
  6. Put your white chocolate in a heat proof bowl and warm gently over a pan of simmering water until runny. Drizzle over biscuits and allow to cool. Add flowers or a dusting of matcha if you wish!

Matcha shortbread

 

 

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