Monday, September 10, 2007

Green Tea Cake

my brother in law brought me a pack of green tea powder (matcha) from Tokyo last month. i was always wondering how it would taste in a cake. then i got this recipe from Jenny SP, a friend from my baking mailist. it quite easy to prepare and little time in oven because of its thin layer.

Green Tea Mousse Cake
200 gr cake flour
2 tbsp matcha powder
3 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
70 gr confectioner's sugar
4 egg yolks
100 gr salad oil
170gr water
2tsp vanilla extract
6 egg whites
80 gr confectioner's sugar
prepare 3 pieces of 20cm square pans and line with parchment. preheat oven to 180c. sift together cake flour, matcha powder, baking powder, salt and confectioner's sugar. in a bowl mix by whisk egg yolks, salad oil, water and vanilla. mix in flour mixture into the bowl and whisk until combine.
in a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and confectioner's sugar until stiff. slowly fold whites into the egg yolk mixture, fold until combine.
pour mixture evenly in 3 pans and bake 6 minutes, rotate the pans and bake another 5 minutes.
Green Tea Mousse
3 egg whites
75 gr caster sugar
2 tsp matcha powder
35 gr butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
a pich of salt
place a heatproof bowl over a shimmering water. whisk egg whites, sugar and matcha powder until sugar dissolved and mixture reach 70c about 7 minutes. turn into mixing bowl and beat at high until soft peak, reduce speed to low and beat in butter, a piece at a time. beat in vanilla and salt. beat until glossy about 5 minutes.

actually i subtitute the mouse with whipped cream and sprinkle the top with shredded chocolate and it turn out that green tea is very matched with chocolate.