Recipe: Green Tea Tiramisu


We like to mix things up at Sorted. We've substituted everything in a tiramisu with it's Japanese equivalent! Coffee becomes matcha green tea, sponge fingers become homemade sesame fingers and the alcohol is sake!


For The Sesame Sponge Fingers

  • 3 eggs
  • 25 g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 75 g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 handful sesame seeds
  • 1 pinch cream of tartar
  • 40 g caster sugar

For The Tiramisu

  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 shot sake
  • 1 orange
  • 300 g double cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 200 g mascarpone

For The Jasmine Tea Waffles

  • 230 ml whole milk
  • 120 ml double cream
  • 2 jasmine teabags
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 70 g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 8 waffle biscuits
  • 30 g dark chocolate
Preheat the oven

Step 1

Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.

start the sponge fingers

Step 2

Start The Sponge Fingers

Separate the eggs for the sponge fingers. Beat the yolks with 25g of caster sugar until thick and pale, then stir in the vanilla. Sift the flours into the bowl and combine with the yolks, then stir in the sesame seeds. Grab another bowl and chuck in the egg whites.

add whites and finish

Step 3

Add Whites And Finish

Whisk the egg whites in a bowl with the cream of tartar to soft peaks. Add the remaining 40g of sugar to the whites until they are stiff, glossy peaks. Fold the whites into the yolk mixture, about a third at a time. Transfer the batter to a piping bag.

pipe and bake

Step 4

Pipe And Bake

Pipe shallow 'fingers' out onto the baking tray, leaving room between each one. Dust the fingers with icing sugar and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until just golden and slightly spongy, then set aside to cool.

make the matcha syrup

Step 5

Make The Matcha Syrup

Chuck the sugar into a saucepan with 200ml of water. Heat to a boil and bubble until it is a syrupy consistency. Stir half of the matcha powder into the sugar syrup and the other half into a dash of hot water.

dip the sponge fingers

Step 6

Dip The Sponge Fingers

Combine the sake with the juice and zest of the orange and a few tablespoons of the matcha syrup. Dip the sesame sponge fingers into the sake and matcha mixture and place half of them into the bottom of a large, round glass dish.

add the mascarpone cream

Step 7

Add The Mascarpone Cream

Whip the double cream to soft peaks. Fold the cream and the icing sugar into the mascarpone, then stir in 2 tablespoons of the matcha syrup and water to get an even green cream. Top the sponge fingers with a layer of the mascarpone cream.

repeat then leave to set

Step 8

Repeat Then Leave To Set

Repeat the sponge, sake matcha mixture and cream layers until the dish is full. Leave to set slightly in the fridge for a few hours.

make the creme patissiere

Step 9

Make The Creme Patissiere

Heat the double cream and milk with the jasmine tea in a saucepan. Use the infused cream to create a creme patissiere (check out our chocolate ginger eclairs for a creme patissiere recipe). Transfer the custard to a piping bag with a very narrow nozzle.

Finish and serve

Step 10

Finish And Serve

Pipe the custard onto the mini waffles and sandwich with another. Serve the tiramisu with sake on the side. Serves 6

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