Until about ten years ago, it was not easy to find matcha-flavoured pastries.
Whenever I missed matcha, I would rush out to buy Sadaharu Aoki's matcha eclairs.
But in the last four or five years, "matcha" has entered the French vocabulary. You can now find matcha lattes, matcha cakes and matcha daifuku (rice cake), also known as "Mochi", in many places in Paris.
The madeleine dough is easy to prepare and the cooking time is short. So it's a breeze to make them in the evening and bake them in one go in the morning!
If you have an egg in the fridge, you will have enough for a snack anyway. If you want more, you can double or triple the amount.