3.21.2012

Big Bang Manon Macarons & Japanese Matcha Biscotti

Yesterday I got packed from my best friend who lives in Jakarta. She promised me to  send second season of Big Bang Theory ( I know pals, this series now run in season 5, and I’m pretty late to follow this series, but better late than passing the gorgeous of Sheldon Cooper :D). First time I saw this series, seriously I don’t get it what they said,  everything what Sheldon and Leonard says they connect it with science. But thank to Penny, the only ordinary person on the gang, she’s like a guide for gazers who give the sigh which the sentences that Sheldon and friends says need to be ignore or note  :D. Moreover, those genius nerdy weirdos act with their social life are major “funnierd” (funny and weird haha…) don’t you laugh out loud when u saw the 1st season of episode where Raj and Howard trying to woo Sheldon hot sister  ;D? Well I really do!   

What about the macarons? Say it was bonus from my lovely dearest best friend, to accompany me watching The Big Bang theory. Basically Macarons having darn sweet taste that makes me losing my urge to eat it, but the Macarons from Manon chocolatier & patisserie that my friend sent it to me aren’t too sweet, it just precise, no wonder Manon macarons is happening in there. Thank a lot for my bestie

Exciting doesn’t make me losing my control to eat all the macarons in one night, beside they are to pretty to eat! I will eat and chew them slowly and make another  snack to company me watching Sheldon Cooper :P I was thinking to bake something easy  and no need much time to make it, and I decided to make…

DRUMS ROLL EVERYBODY…!!

Japanese Matcha Biscotti


Ingredients:
1/2 cup of butter, unsalted
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 vanilla bean, scraped and pods discarded – or use 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.
1+3/4 cups of flour
1/4 cup of green tea powder, also known as Matcha
1 teaspoon baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 cup of chocolate chips

Method:
Preheat oven to 350F or 180C. Spray baking sheet with some oil/coat with butter. Sift, the flour, matcha powder, baking powder and salt together in a bowl and set aside.
Cream butter with sugar until it turns into a pale creamy consistency. Add eggs, one at a time and mix well.
I like adding my flavoring in the butter mixture, I feel that it’s better incorporated that way. So, add your vanilla beans/extract in here and stir to perfume the butter mixture.
Now it’s time to add the dry ingredients; I like to add the flour mixture and the chocolate chips alternately into the butter mixture so it gets incorporated well.
With your spatula, half the batter and shape it into logs on your baking sheet. Flatten it until it’s about 1 inch thick and approximately 9-inches in length. You will have two logs from this one batch of batter.
Bake for 30 minutes in the oven. After that, cool the batter for 30 minutes before slicing with a sharp knife. Slice the biscotti logs into approximately 3/4 inch thick cookies and bake for 15 minutes minutes in the same oven temperature.
Let the biscotti cool completely before storing.
I love this recipe because the amount doesn’t too much, the better is easy to shape in a  log and the texture just right, crispy and not too tough. I substitute the Chocochip with white chocolate chunk and cut the matcha amount, I only use 1 ½ teaspoon.  For next time I make it, I will cut little bit the sugar and add the matcha amount exactly like the recipe, so the color can be more bold  

24 comments:

Maggie said...

Wow! What an awesome idea! Matcha biscotti, I totally dig it! thanks for your comment on my blog and fun to discover yours. Great to "meet" you!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

These look so delicious! Great recipe! :)

S stockwell said...

Your blog is wonderful!! So happy to visit you. I will make these today, no green tea in the house but I have Chai so I'll try that. Best from Montecito, California. Sherry

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

What a cool idea for biscotti!!

Eftychia said...

Those biscotti look perfect!

motherrimmy said...

I have yet to try my hand at biscotti - you've inspired me to give it a try!

gobakeyourself said...

I love biscotti and now I am totally dying to try your version :D
Yum!

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The Cooking Actress said...

I love The Big Bang Theory!! The biscotti look amazing, too :)

Shannon @ JustAsDelish said...

Ah..never thought of combining matcha with biscotti, i'm sure they taste just as yummy as they look! my sis is totally into big bang theory, but i'm totally lost with it :P

Katherine Martinelli said...

What a sweet package!! I enjoy the big bang theory and am also a few seasons behind. Matcha biscotti are just brilliant!

Baker Street said...

Love the idea of matcha biscotti! Bookmarking your recipe.

Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com said...

Biscotti are such a delicious treat and so versatile.This is a new one on us, though. Look forward to trying it out!

Ann said...

The biscotti look terrific and that was SO nice of your friend to send such a delightful care package! I remember when I lived overseas and a friend would send shows...it meant the world!

Tes said...

I am a big fan of big bang theory, too. I thik I watched each episode 3 times already :) I love matcha biscotti... I will diffinitely give it a whirl sometimes :)

Spicie Foodie said...

I have to admit that I don't watch much TV so I've never heard of Big Bang, yikes :) Your friend is very sweet to have send you such a nice package. The Biscotti look delicious!

All That I'm Eating said...

What a great present! I'd love that so much. Your biscotti sound very interesting.

Amy said...

Your biscotti sounds delicious! Love the flavor of matcha you have given it, and the green color is beautiful!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

What a great package! And the biscotti looks fabulous!

mjskit said...

those Matcha Biscottis really have caught my interest! They look delicious and I'm a huge fan of Matcha as well as biscotti! Great recipe!

Katie said...

Love macarons... all flavors. What a pretty collection you got!

Eva {not your mama's dinner} said...

Dude, the big bang theorie is awesome! This biscotti looks absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to try this out, myself... Thanks!

Beth Michelle said...

What awesome looking biscotti. Such a unique idea butting matcha in them!

Tammy Quackenbush said...

When I saw the title "Big Bang", I thought you were talking about the K-pop band! LOL!

Ashlee Christopher said...

What a great blog so excited I found it! SOOO fun!

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