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November 25, 2016

How to Make Matcha Green Tea Madelines

By Stuart Turner

Green tea is one of the most delicious and simple ways to get hydrated and fill your body with anti-oxidants, which have been studied due to their possible connections with fighting cancer and helping aid weightloss!

But sometimes you don't always fancy a cup of tea - perhaps you fancy a treat instead! Did you know, green tea is a fantastic, delicate flavour to add to cakes and pastries?

This week we're sharing a recipe for matcha green tea madelines - madelines are traditionally french, but the Japanese obsession with french patisseries is strong - there are plenty of beautiful bakeries in Japan, including the famous French macaron maker Laudree.

Here's what you will need:

  • 100g Softened Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 120g Sugar
  • 120g Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 30ml Brewed and cooled matcha green tea
  • 1 Tsp Matcha Powder + 1/4 Tsp for Glaze
  • A little Icing Sugar
  • Lime Juice
  • a Madeline Tin

If you do not have a madeline tin, this recipe can be made just as well with a muffin tin.


  • Take a piece of kitchen roll and dampen it with vegetable oil, then coat the madeline tin with the oil. This stops the cakes sticking.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 220C
  • Melt the butter in the microwave then allow to cool down to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, beat together the sugar and butter until the mixture becomes pale and fluffy. This might take a while by hand so consider using an electric mixer.
  • Sift together the flour and baking powder in a seperate bowl.
  • Add the eggs and the flour to the mixture in alternate turns to the butter mix, stirring in between each addition.
  • Add the tsp of matcha powder to the 30ml of green tea, then combine into the main mixture.
  • Pour the batter into the madeline tin. It should take just 10 mins in the oven.
  • Leave to cool before serving. You can also add a glaze by mixing matcha, lime and icing sugar together until you get a dribbly consistency. 

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