Matcha, if you have never heard of it before, is a strikingly coloured green tea powder from Japan. Unlike most teas, which you can prepare by soaking a teabag in water, matcha is meant to be stirred in and dissolved in the water.
Matcha is a little bit like hot chocolate mix, except much greener and without the taste of hot chocolate. I guess the only similarity really is that both powders are soluble in water.
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I’ve made countless batches of macarons over the last month, experimenting with all sorts of flavours. These, the Mogador macaron by Pierre Hermé, are one of my favourite flavours.
The egg shell thick shell gives way to a pillowy almond meringue and a decadent, floral passion fruit-milk chocolate ganache. The acidity of the passion fruit balanced the sweetness of the milk chocolate nicely. They were totally worth risking my life for. Consume more content
I wrote a tutorial for French croissants last year. About a month ago I received a comment that pretty much said that I was doing it all wrong. After doing some more research, I realized that my croissants didn’t come out very well at all. I apologize for sharing a less than stellar technique.
While the recipe was fine, I did not chill my dough sufficiently and so my own batch didn’t come out very well. I spent the last few weeks working on improving the recipe, photos, and adding troubleshooting tips. I think it’s much better now. Check it out, if you’d like, by clicking here.