8/12/08

green tea tiramisu...



For the first time of making spheres, I find that it's interesting how a new technique can change the way I feel about the dessert. I get more excited doing it. There are so many things to learn in this industry.

Ingredients:
yield 2 loaf pans (1 lb. each)
for the ladyfinger
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 oz. sugar
- 4 egg whites
- 2 1/4 oz. sugar
- 2 1/2 oz. cake flour
- 1 tb. green tea powder

for the cake syrup
- 4 oz. water
- 4 oz. sugar
- 1/2 ts. green tea powder

for the filling
- 3 egg yolks
- 5 oz. sugar
- 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
- 1/2 oz. orange flavored liqueur
- 1/2 ts. lemon extract
- 1 cup heavy cream, soft peak

for the jelly
- 4 oz. water
- 2 tb. sugar
- 1 ts. green tea powder
- 1 ts. agar agar

for the sphere
(recipe and technique from A hydrocolloid recipe collection edited by Martin Lersch)
- 125 g orange juice (100 g juice + 25 g sugar)
- 1 g sodium alginate
- 250 g water
- 1.25 g calcium chloride

Procedures:

for the ladyfinger
1. Sift flour and green tea powder together.
2. whip yolks with 2 oz. sugar until ribbon stage.
3. whip egg whites with 2 1/4 oz. sugar to firm peaks.
4. Fold in 25% of meringue to yolk mixture, then fold in the rest.
5. Fold in the flour in additional.
6. Fill the pastry bag with plain tip # 7, pipe into 2 1/2" long strips.
7. Dust flour and powdered sugar over.
8. Bake @ 425 degrees F for 5-7 minutes.

for the syrup
Bring all ingredients to a boil, set aside.

for the filling
1. Whip yolk with sugar over bain-marie until ribbon stage.
2. Whip mascarpone into yolk mixture in additional.
3. Add liqueur and fold in whipped cream. Refrigerate.

for the jelly
1. Bring all ingredients to a boil.
2. Pour into a pan, let it set at room temperature.
3. Cut into a desire shape.

for the sphere
1. Dissolve the calcium chloride in the water, set aside.
2. Mix sodium alginate with 1/3 of the juice and blend.
3. Mix in remaining 2/3, strain and fill into a syringe.
4. Expel it drop by drop into the calcium chloride solution.
5. Remove after 2 minutes, strain and rinse in cold water

17 comments:

morgana said...

How do you get your cake so "green". Mines are just brown. I think ot is because of the green tea quality but I'm not sure...

Y said...

Just discovered your blog.. what a great looking tiramisu! All it (I) needs now is a big spoon!

Alex Rushmer said...

Absolutely stunning

Clumbsy Cookie said...

So so beautiful! Almost to beautiful to eat! I loved the simple but elegant way you've decorated it!

Thip said...

Morgana, it depends on the color of green tea you have. Some are dark green, some are light green--I don't think it's about the quality.

Thank you, Y and Alex...

Thanks, clumbsy cookie. The idea of jelly is for the crunchy part, and the spheres are for the liquid or sauce.

Alexa said...

This is so beautiful and artistic. I have been wanting to experiment with green tea in baking... Thanks for the inspiration.

VegSF said...

This looks amazing. But where do you get ingredients like sodium alginate and calcium chloride???

pook & house said...

Green Tea cake and Tiramisu are my most favorite cake !!! What a great idea of combining the two.. This is awesome looking cake. Great design, Thip. With the great use of sodium alginate and chloride technique.

Almost three years ago, I went to WD-50 in NYC when Sam Mason was the pastry chef. He made one whimsicle dessert look like sunny side egg, made from coconut (egg white) and yolk part( carrot juice). When cut up with spoon, it look like liquid york. It was fun to eat....

Gosh...got sugar rush at 1030pm !

Vera said...

Thip, absolutely fantastic dessert!

Manggy said...

Excellent presentation! Would you believe matcha is not readily available in this country? Such a shame since Japan is only 1 time zone away! :(

Hillary said...

Beautiful tiramisu! It looks so perfectly creamy. I have never had green tea tiramisu but it looks like a wonderful idea.

Thip said...

Alexa, Hillary...Thank you. There're many ways of making green tea tiramisu. You can flavor the filling with green tea and use plain/vanilla ladyfinger too.

VegSF, you can them at Le Sanctuaire.

Thanks, Vera.

Thanks, House. I heard that WD 50 has closed.

Mark, I didn't that green tea isn't available there. It's easy to get it in Thailand.

Lisa Orgler said...

Hi -
I'd love to draw your green tea tiramisu and include it on my blog this month. Please let me know if that would be okay. Here is my blog:

www.lunchboxproject.com

Here are my submission guidelines:

lbptidbits.blogspot.com/2010/02/submission-gu idelines.html

You can contact me directly here: lisaorgler@huxcomm.net

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!

Lisa

Tava Tea said...

I made the green tea tiramisu, and it were very good! Thanks for the recipe!

Thip said...

I'm glad you liked it,Tava.

Obesebaby said...

just searched for Green Tea Tiramisu and end up here, 10 thumb up for your recipe becoz u even made your own lady finger and when I thought thats it, the bottom layer is a jelly and not a plate. Awsome !

c-plex 60 Carb Blocker said...

Hi. I just want to say that it was a nice reading. I hope you come out with more interesting posts, because I bookmarked your website. All the best.

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