Fujiyamas: White Chocolate and Matcha Biscotti
Matcha Source customer and pastry chef, Sinclair Slakk of Edible Ecstasy™, wrote in with this recipe for White Chocolate and Matcha Biscotti. He calls them “Fujiyamas.”
- 4 tablespoons sweet cream butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar plus some for sprinkling
- 3 large eggs plus 1 for egg wash
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all purpose flour, sifted
- 2 tablespoons matcha powder, sifted
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1c white chocolate chips plus some for coating if desired
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a bowl of an electric mixer, using the paddle, beat the butter and sugar on medium until well fluffed. Add 3 of the eggs, one at a time being sure to clean the sides between each addition. Add the vanilla.
Sift the flour, matcha, salt, and baking powder together and with the mixer on slow, slowly add the flour mixture to the liquids. Mix in the white chocolate chips.
Empty out the dough onto a lightly floured board. Divide dough into equal parts. Shape each portion into 2” logs and place onto a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet, making sure to leave room for expansion. Brush with the reserved beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake 22-25 minutes, turning the sheet halfway through. Logs should be firm to the touch. Cool logs on a wire rack for a least 30 minutes.
Turn oven temperature down to 300°F.
Using a serrated knife, cut ¾” slices on the diagonal. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet and place the slices upright on the rack. Bake an additional 25-30 minutes until biscotti are crisp but not completely dry. Cool biscotti on the rack. After cooling, dip in melted white chocolate if desired and allow chocolate to set.
Makes approximately 24 biscotti.
Sinclair uses Gotcha Matcha Cafe Grade Matcha Tea in his biscotti recipe.
Sinclair writes: I have a small side business of pastries and handmade chocolates. My partner bought some from a different source (unbeknownst to me because she thought it was a better deal) a while back but I wasn’t happy with the quality. She won’t make that mistake again as even she could taste the difference. Anyway, when I use matcha that I bought at matchasource I give you credit for where I buy my matcha powder. So I guess what I’m saying is, keep up the good work and we love the quality.