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Green Tea Sponge Cake

Food : Appetisers

Green Tea Sponge Cake

Ingredients

Sponge
  • 450g eggs
  • 300g flour
  • 300g sugar
  • 75ml milk
  • 135g honey
  • 15g matcha

Lemon curd

  • 200ml lemon juice
  • 5 eggs
  • 250g sugar
  • 230g butter
  • 2 gelatin sheets
Green tea buttercream
  • 1 egg white
  • 130g sugar
  • 350g butter
  • 20g finely ground Dilmah Green tea
Raspberry coulis
  • 450g raspberry
  • 30ml Dilmah Exceptional Berry Sensation tea
  • 20g sugar
  • 30ml water
  • 20g glucose

Finishing touch

  • 1 punnet of raspberry for garnish
  • 20g beetroot powder to dust over the top

MethodSponge

  • Preheat oven to 190°C. Line and grease a tray pan.
  • Beat the egg yolks and 1/2 the sugar until thick and pale. In another bowl, beat the egg whites with the remaining sugar until stiff. Fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg white.
  • Fold in the flour mixture and melted butter. Pour the batter into tray and bake for 14 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  • Fold in the flour mixture and melted butter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.
Lemon curd 
  • Combine eggs and sugar in a bowl. Add lemon juice and cubed butter, place over bain marie, cook out till thickened. Add softened gelatin.
  • Strain through a sieve.
Green tea buttercream 
  • Whip egg whites and sugar to make meringue, add softened butter gradually, whip until very pale and white.
  • Remove 1/3 for peach buttercream (recipe on following page). Add matcha to remaining 2/3.
Raspberry coulis 
  • Place all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over heat until sugar has dissolved.
  • Blend mixture and strain into a bowl.
  • Refrigerate.
Finishing touch 
  • Cut sponge into thirds.
  • Between each layer place buttercream.
  • Use all layers.
  • Place into tin and weight to press, chill and cut to size.
  • Dust with beetroot powder.

The range of Dilmah Tea used

  • Dilmah Ceylon Green Tea

The variety of Dilmah Tea used in the recipe

  • Pure Ceylon Green tea All Natural