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Matcha Macarons

Author: OGGS®

Matcha Macarons

Feeling inspired by GBBO's Japanese week episode? Give these vegan matcha macarons a try! They're not as complicated to make as you might think and they have a lovely chewy centre with the crisp exterior of a classic macaron.

The Great British Bake Off is back and in week six the bakers were tasked with creating Japanese-inspired bakes. Although the Bake Off rarely focuses on vegan bakes, many of us enjoy watching the show to find inspiration for our own vegan bakes as we attempt to try to recreate them using a vegan recipe.

This year, OGGS will be recreating one of the bakes from each episode so you can have a go at creating your own vegan-friendly version at home like these tasty matcha macarons.

Total Time: Prep time: 1 hour | Cook time: 25 minutes (30 minutes cooling)

Servings: 15

Total Time: Prep time: 1 hour | Cook time: 25 minutes (30 minutes cooling)

Servings: 15

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

(Servings: 15)

  • 10 10 ml OGGS® Aquafaba, reduced down to 75ml
  • 0.033333333333333 0.033333333333333 tsp cream of tartar
  • 0.016666666666667 0.016666666666667 tsp almond extract
  • 6.6666666666667 6.6666666666667 g ground almonds or almond flour
  • 6.6666666666667 6.6666666666667 g icing sugar
  • 4 4 g granulated sugar
  • 0.066666666666667 0.066666666666667 Tbsp matcha powder
  • For the filling:
  • 10 10 g vegan butter
  • 20 20 g icing sugar
  • 0.066666666666667 0.066666666666667 Tbsp icing sugar
  • 0.066666666666667 0.066666666666667 Tbsp matcha powder

Method

  1. Reduce your OGGS® Aquafaba in a saucepan for roughly ten minutes and then pour into a separate glass to completely cool.
  2. In this time, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then get your piping bag and tips prepared too.
  3. Once cooled, use an electric whisk to start whisking up the Aquafaba. Keep it on a high speed, add the cream of tartar and continue whisking ‘til you reach stiff peaks.
  4. One tablespoon at a time, add the granulated sugar to this mix and continue whisking on a high speed until the mixture is thick, glossy and doesn’t shift in the bowl at all.
  5. Sift together the ground almonds or almond flour, icing sugar and Matcha. Once the Aquafaba mixture is ready, gently fold in the rest of the dry ingredients, using a spatula. The best way to fold for this, is in a J motion. The mixture should be thick and slightly coarse but fall off the spoon.
  6. Transfer the thick mixture into a piping bag with a 1.5-inch nozzle. Pipe out 30 circles, roughly the same size of about 2 inches wide. Once they’ve all been piped out, give the baking sheet/tray a good slam against your kitchen counter. This will ensure all the air bubbles are popped! Leave them to sit for 30 minutes, before transferring them to the oven.
  7. Pop your oven on to 110°C / 90°C if using a fan oven / gas mark 2 15 minutes before the resting time is up and then whack the macrons in the oven.
  8. After 25 minutes, turn the oven off and leave them to cool down in there. Resist opening the oven at all for at least 30 minutes. Once this time is up, they should peel off the baking paper easily.
  9. Get your icing ready! Cut your vegan butter into cubes and start whisking it up with an electric whisk ‘til it’s pale and fluffy.
  10. In thirds (to avoid an icing sugar cloud) add the icing sugar and continue beating. Add the Matcha and milk once all the sugar is combined and continue beating until you’re happy with the icing’s texture.
  11. Transfer into a piping bag and squeeze a circle onto half of the macarons. Sandwich the iced side with a plain side and VOILA, you’ll have a perfect macaron.

Top tip:

To ensure you macarons are the same size, simply use a cookie cutter of XX inches to draw circles onto the parchment before piping.

If Matcha isn’t your thing, you can substitute this flavour for anything you fancy!

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