Recipe: Matcha tiramisu

Recipe courtesy of Asian Food Network

Enjoy your green tea delight in the best Asian way possible with this matcha tiramisu recipe.

It's a matcha twist to the classic coffee-flavour Italian dessert that is sure to impress your guests!

For those who don't know, matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. It's often used as a dessert flavour in Japan.

This recipe serves 1-2 people.


  • 3 eggs
  • 250g mascarpone cheese
  • 60g sugar
  • 20g matcha powder
  • 75g savoiardi (ladyfinger biscuits)
  • 170g milk
  • 120g azuki red beans


1) Combine tiramisu

  • Separate egg whites and yolks into separate large bowls, then set aside.
  • Whip egg whites until frothy, then slowly add sugar and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

2) Make meringue

  • Whip egg yolks with mascarpone cheese and 10 g matcha powder until smooth.
  • In the same bowl, gently fold in mascarpone mixture to meringue until batter is evenly combined. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, add milk. Break ladyfingers in half, then dip smooth side down into milk for 3 seconds, then flip.

3) Assemble tiramisu

  • In a rock glass, add 1 Tbsp batter, 1 Tbsp red beans and finally, ladyfingers sugar side down. Repeat with 3 Tbsp batter, until glass is at least 80 percent full. Adding the ladyfingers sugar side down ensures that the coffee will not leak into layers underneath, as the sugar coating acts as a shield.
  • Chill glasses in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. Use transparent dishes or cups to showcase the layers of your tiramisu.

Plate and serve!

  • Garnish with 10g matcha powder and serve cold.

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