Tiramisu is a well-known staple dessert in many Italian restaurants. It has an elegant combination of strong espresso blended with a mildly sweet and rich mascarpone cheese, finished with a tantalizing hint of rum or coffee liqueur.
Despite its sophisticated taste, tiramisu is easy to make, and completely oven-free! All it takes is a bowl, whisk and a little patience. Not only is the recipe simple, tiramisu is also very versatile.
You can also give a modern twist on this traditional style dessert by mixing it up with different flavors, such as strawberry, coconut, lemon and even matcha.
And today we are doing just that - we have an easy and completely oven-free Matcha Green Tea Tiramisu recipe by Ana Mariù from @ranamaria92.
Ana, aged 24, hails from the land of Tiramisu itself - Italy. Having lived in London for just over a year, she has been delighting her English friends with her passion for food, especially desserts. And recently she discovered a love for green tea matcha, incorporating this into her baking.
Ana’s Matcha Tiramisu is a fusion of traditional Italian tiramisu and earthy Japanese matcha green tea. It has the delicate creaminess and smoothness of mascarpone cheese, with an added subtle hint of matcha green tea.
For this recipe, Ana used the yolks to highlight the taste of matcha and create a lighter texture for the matchamisu. You can beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, folding it into the cream mixture to create a richer and creamier tiramisu. If you prefer mascarpone cheese, switch the ricotta cheese for 500g of mascarpone.
**Note: Traditional Italian tiramisu recipe uses raw egg yolk. If you prefer cooking the yolk, then beat the yolk first in a bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water until tripled in volume, for 5-8 mins.
Delizioso! Just whip, layer, and set, and you’ll have a perfectly luscious dessert to impress your friends on a warm summer day.
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