Look at these cute green-ish meringues, naturally colored by matcha powder. They taste like... matcha and the natural color has a big wow factor. Only 3 ingredients to make them, they're perfect.
You can store them in an air-tight container for a few days, even though I'm sure they won't last this long, they're that good.
With the amount of the recipe, I made an entire sheet pan of meringues. I made various shapes but the ones on the pictures turned out the best. I also made some cute heart shaped ones.
They'd be perfect paired with a chocolate mousse or just served with a green tea. They're light and airy, of course they're sweet, they're meringues after all but the matcha powder balances it all well.
Matcha powder wise, I use this one from Chabiothé, a local company. I support local businesses anytime I can ! I tried a few matcha powders though, and I also really like the one from Kusmi Tea.
For the piping bag, I use this kit. There's a lot of tips and reusable piping bags are super useful. I've had them for 2 years and still love them !
Matcha meringues :
- 1 egg
- 50g white sugar
- 1g matcha powder
- 1 pinch of salt
Preheat the oven at 75°C/160°F.
Beat the egg white with a pinch of salt until it's firm and it peaks when you lift the whisk.
Add half of the sugar, whisk until smooth and shiny.
Add the remaining sugar and matcha powder. Whisk for a few seconds on high speed until fully incorporated.
Transfer the meringue into a piping bag and pipe the meringues (whichever shapes you'd like) on a parchment paper covered baking sheet.
Bake for at least an hour to dry them out.
Store in an air-tight container !