Green Tea Tiramisu

I’ve always wanted to try making different flavors of Tiramisu but I’ve never really got down to doing it. So my colleague returned from Japan with packets of Matcha powder in the hope of having Green Tea Tiramisu that he missed out in Japan. So I’m tasked to fulfill whatever he didn’t accomplish in Japan!

I googled for Green Tea Tiramisu, but realized a day later that I got this book as a Christmas present from a lovely colleague 2 years ago. So convenient!

Matcha powder from Japan. They say this tastes better than the Matcha powder found in Singapore. For real?
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Matcha goodness!

Comparing this recipe to the original Tiramisu recipe I tried, the taste is much lighter. The lightly sweeten cheese brings out the flavor of the green tea but enough to cover the bitterness of it.

 

Green Tea Tiramisu (Source: Okashi: Sweet Treats Made with Love)

Ingredients

200g ladyfingers
2 egg yolks
70g caster sugar (I reduced to 40g sugar, because the whipping cream I used is lightly sweetened)
250g mascarpone cheese
100g whipping cream
2 egg whites
10g green tea powder + more for dusting
90g hot water

1. Combine egg yolks and 30g sugar in a bowl and beat until mixture thickens and becomes pale yellow in color. Add mascarpone cheese and mix well.

2. Whip whipping cream in a chilled bowl until stiff peaks form. Add whipped cream to the mascarpone cheese mixture and fold through.

3. Place egg whites in a clean bowl and beat until foamy. Add remaining sugar and beat until stiff peaks form and egg whites are glossy. Fold into mascarpone cheese mixture.

4. Place green tea powder in a small bowl and mix with hot water a little at a time. Stir until completely dissolved.

5. Dip half of ladyfinger in the green tea mixture for about 2-3 seconds, then place in a medium serving dish or individual serving glasses.

6. Spread half of the mascarpone cheese filling over soaked ladyfinger. Dust with a green tea powder over mascarphone cheese.

7. Dip more ladyfinger into green tea mixture and place on top of the cheese layer. Spoon remaining mascarpone cheese filling.

8. Dust generously with green tea powder and refrigerate until required. Tiramisu can be kept refrigerated for up to 2 days.

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