Cooking with Japanese Green Tea Matcha - utilizing European ingredients -

Hello everyone! This blog is a collection of recipes with Japanese Green tea Matcha. It is not easy to cook Matcha in Europe because it is difficult to find fresh Matcha powder at reasonable price and it is not easy to find recipes using material which you can find easily in Europe. We are trying to introduce easy recipes with Matcha utilizing European ingredients and recommendable Matcha powder. Enjoy a lot our Green Tea recipes! 【COPYRIGHT】All recipes and photographs are copyrighted and may not published elsewhere without permission.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Matcha Tiramisu X´mas Cake



Ingredients:

- For mascarpone cream:
65 g mascarpone
1 egg yolk
12 g of sugar
1 teaspoon of rum
100cc of whipped cream
1 tablespoon Matcha

- For Matcha sponge cake:
2 egg yolks
40 g sugar
50cc of milk
40 gr flour
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon Matcha

- For white sponge cake:
2 egg yolks
40 g sugar
50cc of milk
40 gr flour
2 egg whites

- For decoration:
(First layer) 10 g of powdered sugar
(Second layer) 10g of Matcha* *recommended Matcha: Premium Matcha 100g
(For the figure of the crystallization of the snow) 5 grams of powdered sugar

Preparation:

1. Prepare Matcha sponge cake in a bowl, mixing the egg yolks, sugar, milk and matcha previously sifted. Then add the flour also pre-shifted. In another bowl prepare meringue, beating egg whites with a mixer and mix all.

2. In another bowl, prepare white sponge cake mixing white yolks, sugar and milk. Add the flour well sifted. In another bowl prepare meringue, beating egg whites and mix all.

3. Put 1. & 2. into two square molds respectively. Bake 15 minutes at 180 ºC.

4. Make mascarpone cream mixing egg yolk, sugar and rum. Add Matcha powder. Then add the whipped cream and mix all lightly.

5. Cut baked sponge cakes in half horizontally. First, put green sponge cake and spread mascarpone cream over cake. Put white cake over and spread cream over cake.
Repeat this work.

6.
On the top of the cake, drizzle powdered sugar to cover totally the surface of the cake.

7. Drizzle Matcha over cake to cover totally the surface of the cake.

8. Cut a paper template of the shape of the crystallization of the snow (or any other shape you like) and put on top of cake and sprinkle over powdered suger. Carefully remove the mold.

9. Your original Matcha Tiramisú Cake is ready to eat!

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