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Green Tea Viennese Crescent Recipe
Light And Flavorful Almond Crescent Cookies With Green Tea
Fusion cooking is in. So here we have our Viennese Crescents with a touch of Asian flavor -- green tea. I just added Matcha to my Viennese Crescent recipe. The combination is unusual but good. The green tea is subtle; it's more of an aftertaste.
The green tea adds a green color to the cookies. Naturally green they are great for St. Patricks Day or to add color to a Christmas platter. They make a great cookie with afternoon tea or coffee.
Made with Matcha, which is young green tea leaves pulverized into a powder. If you taste it plain, it has a green tea flavor and then kind of a more green -- chlorophylly - grassy taste. Matcha may be purchased in a health food store or tea shop.
It is a very concentrated form of green tea, so a little goes a long way. It is also usually caffeinated, so adding too much will cause the same effects caffeine consumed in any other form would.
These cookies have almonds and green tea in them. If you want to tell yourself these are good for you, go ahead. Wink! Wink! (However, they still have sugar and flour in them).
Green Tea Viennese Crescents
Easy to make. Everything goes in the bowl and gets mixed. I have step by step photos below.
- Prep time: 30 min
- Cook time: 20 min
- Ready in: 50 min
- Yields: Makes 60 crescents
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup chopped almonds
- 1 Tablespoon Matcha
- 1/2 cup sifted confectioners sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Mix until it is all sticky and sticking to the beaters. It takes a while and then all of a sudden it happens. (about 2 minutes).
- Roll by hand into finger thick rolls. Cut off 1-1/2 inches and shape into a crescent.
- Bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes. They should be light not browned.
- When cooled, dust with some confectioners sugar.
Ounce to Gram Conversion
Ounce to Gram Conversion
1 cup = 8 ounces
Step By Step Instructions For Green Tea Viennese CrescentsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Related Articles On The Benefits Of Matcha
Green tea is being hailed as a healthy beverage. Matcha is a more concentrated form.
- Health Benefits of Matcha Tea by Dr. Weil
Dr. Weil is an authority on natural and alternative treatments. See what he has to say about Matcha. He's has appeared on many television programs including Dr. Oz and Oprah.
How familiar are you with matcha?
Several years ago I started reading about the health benefits of green tea. Shortly thereafter, there was green tea everything-- from candles to lotions.
Matcha seems to be a more recently touted form of green tea?
What do you know about matcha?
© 2011 Ellen Gregory