Sweets recipe, Cookies recipes-Kawai Heart Matcha langue de chat


Valentine’s day is just around the corner. Any sweets you want to make and give it to someone special? As you may know, we Japanese usually give out chocolate on this special day. I will skip all the explanation for that… You can find all the details how we deal with chocolate on Feb 14. This time I would like to share on Kawai cookie recipe. It’s called ラングドシャ/langue de chat. It’s French. Langue means tongues and chat means cats in French. Because of the shape of the cookies, they call it this way. I added matcha powder to batter and also make the shape into very kawei heart shape! It makes perfect gift for this particular time!

[ Ingredients ] *tsp=tea spoon tbs=table spoon
~ makes 18~20 ~
60g Cake flour
2 tsp Matcha powder
60g Butter
30g Icing sugar

2 Egg white
30g Sugar

30g White chocolate
1/4 tsp Matcha powder

20g Chocolate
20g White chocolate
[ Directions ]

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1. Sift cake flour.

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2. Sift Matcha powder with a fine strainer.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
Matcha gets lumpy very easily. Make sure to use very fine strainer to sift.
If you would like to make different flavor, you can use cocoa powder instead!

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3. Mix all the dry ingredients.

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4. Add butter into a bowl and leave at room temperature. When it gets soft, you can beat it until light yellow.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
Make sure to beat it until butter gets airy. This makes your cookie light texture.

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5. Add icing sugar and mix well.

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6. Beat white eggs until it gets foamy, add about 1/3 of sugar(10g) and keep beating.
When it turns white, add another 1/3 of sugar, keep beating.
When it shows a little stiffness, add the rest of sugar and keep beating.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
Adding all sugar at once can make egg white too sticky, and may have to spend much longer time to make meringue.

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7. Keep whisking until it gets stiff. The peak can hold sill without falling down.

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8. Add about 1/3 of meringue into the beaten butter and fold in.

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9. Add another 1/3 and fold in. Lastly, add all the rest.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
Adding meringue all at once can lose the foam and it gets flat. Make sure to add separately and not to over mix it.

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10. Add about half of the matcha flour. use spatula to fold in.

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11. Add the rest of the flour

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12. And mix until it gets all cooperated.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
Again, over mixing can flatten the batter and can loose light crispy texture. Go easy on mixing process!

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13. Have a pastry bag with 1 cm round tip attached ready.

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14. Transfer the batter into the bag.

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15. Line a baking pan with parchment sheet. Squeeze out two tear drops into “V” shape.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
Usually, the batter can be squeezed out into a small tongue shape. This is why they call it “Tongue of Cat’

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16. Put into a preheated oven(170℃)

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17. When it’s just sneezed out, it doesn’t look like heart, but when it starts rising…well it’s looking more like heats..
You can bake it for about 8~10 minutes or the edge turning into golden brown.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
The cookies are rather thin piece. Keep your eyes on as soon as start showing some color on the edge.

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18. Remove from the oven and place them on rack. Leave until cools off.
(˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و~MASA’s Cooking Tips~
This is actually, already good to serve. You can have them as it is…

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19. But, I still want to make a fancy decoration. Add matcha powder into melted white chocolate and mix well.

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20. Spread on flat side of cookie.

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21. Put another cookie to cover the chocolate.

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22. Make a small icing bag with parchment paper or prepare small pastry bag. Put melted black and white chocolate in each bag.

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23. Squeeze on each cookies. There you go! now you have super Kawai heart shaped cookies!!
Wrap them nicely and give it to someone special… or you can have them for yourself..
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