Matcha Almond Florentine Brittle
As an interactive multimedia designer, Nicole's keen eye for visuals is translated into baking, one of her recent pastime pursuits that she picked up during the Movement Control Order (MCO). Since the reignition of her passion in baking and a bread-lover herself, she started to create her own recipes such as breads, desserts and drinks. Her recipes a must-try for anyone who wants to learn, as they are simple, down-to-earth and achieves that deliciously eye-catching result.
"What makes baking enjoyable is when my creations look appetising and visually appealing in the photo."
Nicole / @nicoleyong93
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I’m an Interactive Multimedia Designer who works in a digital marketing agency. I’m passionate in creating visuals on variety of platforms including photography, illustration and 2D animation. I believe that colourful and meaningful artworks will bring joy to viewer’s life!
Baking has always been my passion but I couldn't find a time to do it. Due to Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia during March this year, I finally took the opportunity to start baking. It all started by creating the trendy Dalgona drink using Niko Neko Matcha powder during MCO period. As I really love eating bread, so I asked myself why not try to bake one? From there, I experienced the fun of baking.
Baking has always been my passion but I couldn't find a time to do it. Due to Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia, I finally took the opportunity to start baking. It all started with creating the trendy Dalgona drink using Niko Neko Matcha powder during MCO period. As I really love eating bread, so I asked myself why not try to bake one? From there, I experienced the fun of baking.
Almond Florentine is one of the easy-to-make but sweet and delicious traditional Chinese New Year snack which only needs 2 ingredients, sliced almond and Florentine powder. As I prefer savory treats over sweet ones, I decided to modify it with AJISAI / Matcha, salt and mandarin orange zest to enhance the savoriness and reduce the overall sweetness for this snack.
AJISAI / Matcha has the toasted soybean-like notes and fragrant pistachio nuttiness which goes well with sliced almond, enhancing the overall umami and nuttiness of this snack. The slight bitterness from AJISAI / Matcha combined with mandarin orange zest help to bring down the sweetness of the Florentine.
Matcha Almond Florentine Brittle
Serving: 10 x 14 inch
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 7 min
Total time: 17 min
1 tbsp AJISAI / Matcha powder
150g Sliced Almond
75g Florentine Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Sesame Seed
1 Mandarin Orange Zest
Some Coarse Salt (for sprinkle)
Method To Assemble
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Line baking tray with silicon baking mat or non-stick baking paper.
- In a bowl, combine together AJISAI / Matcha, Florentine powder, salt, sliced almond, sesame seed and mandarin orange zest.
- Spread a thin layer of mixture onto the baking tray, around 10x14 inch. Sprinkle some coarse salt.
- Bake for 7min. Baking time may vary depending on individual oven and the thickness of the Florentine mix.
- Snap them apart with hand after cool for 5-10min.
- Store in air-tight container.
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