Friday, 13 January 2012

*Giveaway* Matcha Week Day 5 - Matcha Tiramisu CLOSED


Update 24/01/2012:
Choosing a winner is one of the hardest thing I had to do, you are all so lovely! But after much consideration, I'd have to go for...

Maria, as her son will be helping her to make the matcha and azuki paste buns :) I hope you'll love this new variety!

And for the rest of you, you can still buy the matcha tea from teapigs at a whooping 20% off with the discount code MATCHABLOG12 (valid until 12th February, 2012)

Thanks again for entering x


Update 23/01/2012:

Thanks for all who has entered this competition. As hubby took a day off today to celebrate Chinese New Year with us, I won't be online much, but the winner will be announced by Wednesday

Kung Hei Faat Choi! Ang x


I was struggling with the best recipe to finish off my matcha week: matcha nougats? Matcha cookies? Matcha ice-cream? I couldn't decide. Then, because I had to try out a recipe for Abby's birthday cake, I ended up with lots of lady fingers. That's it! I should make a matcha Tiramisu! It's easy, it's yummy, and Tiramisu never fails to end a good dinner!


Before I show you how to make this rich, creamy, heavenly dessert with a hint of matcha, here is a chance for you to try out matcha for free: I am giving away a teapigs Organic Matcha Kit to one lucky reader.


About the matcha:

For the 5 matcha recipes, I have been using teapigs matcha powder. It's organic, and it has been sourced from Japan. Some matcha powder gives out an off putting yellowish green colour after baked, but teapigs still give the vibrant green colour, which shows that it is of good quality.


Giveaway:

So, to win your own matcha kit, which contains
  • a tin of Matcha powder (30g)
  • electric hand held whisk with case
  • matcha badge
  • 1/4 teaspoon scoop and matcha leaflets
simply answer the following question in the comment for this post:

Which recipe from this week would you like to try out if you win the matcha kit, and why? (Please leave a way for me to contact you by email if you win)

The deadline for the giveaway is Sunday 22nd January 2012 11:59pm, and a winner will be chosen by Wednesday 25th.

Please note that:
  • This giveaway is open to UK residents only
  • The person with the best answer will be chosen.
  • The winner will be announced on this blog, and contacted by email. If I don't get a response by the end of the week (29th Sunday), another winner will be chosen.


Now, for the Matcha Tiramisu (adapted from this recipe):

(Serves 3)

Ingredients:

Approx. 15 Lady fingers
100g Hot Water
8g Matcha Powder
30g Sugar A (20g if using 30g Kirsch Liqueur)
125g Mascarpone Cheese, room temperature
150g Whipping Cream, whipped until soft peaks form; set aside in the fridge until needed
1 Egg Yolk
25g Hot Water
30g Sugar B
Matcha Powder for dusting


Method:

1. Dissolve matcha powder and sugar A in the hot water. Leave it to cool. Mix in liqueur if you are using after it's cooled.

2. Soak each fingers (break it to the right size to fit the container you are using beforehand) in the matcha syrup quickly (or they'll melt) before placing them at the bottom of the containers.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolk and sugar B until it's light and creamy. Gradually add the hot water into the egg, while whisking continuously.

4. Over a Bain Marie (or simmering water bath), beat the custard until thickened. Quickly remove it from fire and cool it down.

5. Once the custard has cooled, whisk in the mascarpone cheese until it's combined without lumps. Then quickly mix in the whipped cream until combined and slightly stiffer than before (it should still be soft enough to drop back in the bowl when you scooped some up and tilt it)

6. Scoop dollops of mascarpone cream on top of the soaked lady fingers. Leave in the fridge until it's time to serve.

7. Dust a good layer of matcha powder (trust me, it balance out the sweetness, I didn't put enough on mine) on top just before serving.


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This competition is listed on:

ThePrizeFinder - UK Competitions
Loquax Competitions

Disclosure: As stated on day 1, I was given a kit to review and another to give away; all opinions are honest and my own