First of all, what is matcha?
Matcha is simply, pure high-quality green tea that has been ground into a fine powder.
The nice thing about matcha is that you get all the good nutrients because you eat/drink the whole leaf. Unlike when you brew tea leaves and only ingest what is extracted from the leaves into the water, you therefore drink the leaves when you drink a cup of matcha.
That's why our biscuits are very green! We have made our matcha biscuits with the base as a regular shortbread.
- 300 g flour
- 1-2 tablespoons matcha
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 100 g of sugar
- 225 g butter, room temperature (you can also use margarine)
This makes about 12 biscuits.
- Use a food processor and beat together the sugar and butter until it is a firm mass
- Add flour, matcha , lemon zest and salt. Mix until it becomes a dough.
- Place the dough like a square sausage on a large piece of plastic wrap and wrap it up.
- Feel free to shape the dough so that it is smooth and nice inside the foil.
- Leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 190°C.
- Remove the plastic foil and cut slices of the dough that are just under 1 cm thick
- Place the slices on baking paper at about 5 cm intervals on a baking tray
- Bake for about 12 minutes, until the edges are brown
- Cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes, before transferring them to a wire rack and cooling at room temperature.
Feel free to make icing with a teaspoon of matcha and 50/50 lemon/water!