Last week I celebrated my birthday.

Green Tea Tiramisu

My hubs is the kind who cannot seem to be able to remember my birthday or aniversary dates unless I remind him or the children remind him, he has been getting the dates wrong like forever. He’s also not the sort who’s bothered to spend effort to do something on such occasions.

In my 17years of knowing him and 12 years being married to him, I’d organised 2 surprise birthday parties for him when he reached his milestone age, but he’s not done a single party for me, not even organising a dinner get-together inviting people other than me. The most he’s done was to suggest dinner with me and the children!

This year, I was angry with him for some insensitive and unappreciative remark he’s passed, and so when he suggested dinner on my birthday (after the children kept prompting, “It’s mummy’s birthday, what are you going to do?”), I declined.

I decided to make my own cake (as I know unless I tell him I wanted a cake, he won’t be bothered buying one), and just have the usual dinner at home. I’d never made Tiramisu and thought I’ll try, and because my daughters will be eating the cake, I chose the version with their favourite flavour, green tea.

I made them into individual servings, to make serving easier. The girls’ love eating out from the port glasses, as they feel so ‘adult’ doing it.

Green Tea TiramisuThe ones in shorter cups were given away. 2 to my neighbour, and 2 to my MIL who lives near us.

♥Recipe for Green Tea Tiramisu♥
Adapted from Okashi, Sweet Treat Made With Love by Keiko Ishida
Make 10 serving glasses or one 27cm oval dish

You’ll need

30 pieces of Savoiardi, Italian Ladyfingers or Biscuit Sponge (I made my own Biscuit Sponge, recipe here)

Mascarpone Cheese Filling
2 Eggyolks (about 40g)
70g Castor sugar
250g Masarpone cheese
100g Whipping cream
70g Egg whites
10g Green tea powder or macha + extra for dusting
90g Hot Water

Method

1) Combine egg yolks and 30g sugar in a bowl and beat until mixture tickens and becomes pale yellow in colour (I beat mine over a bain-marie even though I was using pesturised eggs to reduce risk of salmonella)

2) Add mascarpone cheese and mix well (I added in only when the egg yolk mixture is cool down).

3) Whip cream in a chilled bowl (I’ll show a picture in another post on how I do that with my kitchenaid) until stiff peaks form. And whipped cream to the mascapone cheease mixture and fold through.

4) Make the meringue. Place egg white in a clean bowl and beat until foamy. And Remaining sugar and beat until stiff peaks form and egg whites are glossy. Fold into mascarpone cheese mixture.

(Note : I skipped step 4. As this is my first time using pesturised eggs, I’m not sure if it was the character of the egg or my bowl wasn’t clean, I beat the egg white for 20minutes and nothing happened. So I gave up on the egg white. I fold in the remaining 40g of sugar into the mascarpone cheese mixture)

5) Place green tea powder in a small bowl, and mix with hote water a little at a time. Stir until completely dissolved. Quickly dip both ends of each finger of biscuit sponge in the green tea mixture (since I was using port glasses, I break the biscuits into 3 pieces, before dipping into the green tea mixture. For the bottom layer, one port glass was using about 1.5 piece of biscuit), then place in prepared oval dish or glasses.

(Note : Do not worry about the biscuit being soaked too much with green tea. I made the first few glasses with sponges soaked through with green tea, and another few glasses with biscuit brushed with green tea. I find the one soaked through has better flavour, and it helped to supplement the sweet mascarpone cream cheese filling better)

6) Spread half of mascarpone cream cheese filling in a layer over soaked biscuit sponges (if you are using glass like me, spoon in enough mascarpone cream cheese filling into each glass to just cover the soaked biscuit sponges). Dip more biscuit sponges into green tea mixture and place on top of the mascaporne cheese layer. Spoon over remaining mascarpone cheese filling.

7) Dust generously with green tea powder and refrigerate until required (I suggest to refrigerate for at least 3hrs to cool it thoroughly).

Green Tea Tiramisu

Without the meringue, the mascarpone cheese mixture was extra creamy. As I spooned the tiramisu into my mouth, my spirit got lifted up. I’m glad to be able to spend the day with the children with everybody in good health. Good Health surrounded by family, that’s what I wish for on my birthday.

(Oh, when I pretended to be upset and complained to my girls that they didn’t sing me any birthday songs, my almost 6 year old said, “Your cake is so wobbly, how can we put candles in it to sing you a song?” o.O”)

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38 Responses to “Green Tea Tiramisu”

  1. Pei Sze Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday. Very creative of you to use the port glasses. Looks yummy.

  2. Ellie (Almost Bourdain) Says:

    Happy belated birthday. I love how you used the wine glasses to serve the tiramisu. Very pretty.

  3. mott Says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed your bday cake!!! The presentation is really really lovely! Love the green tea powder sprinkled on the mascarpone!

    May u be blessed with good health!

  4. huisia Says:

    i don’t really like tiramisu, but these are enough to tempt me because i like green tea.

    happy belated birthday.

  5. chinnee Says:

    nampak very delicious eh…

  6. twin Says:

    happy belated birthday. its really delicious … yummy!

  7. Lisa~Korean American Mommy Says:

    I love that you made your own lady fingers! I’ll have to try that next time. And green tea tiramisu sounds delicious and inventive (= Thank you so much for your awesome comment and vote! I appreciate it greatly!

  8. Babysmooches Says:

    they look too good to be eaten! hehe

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