Monday, November 15, 2010

Green Tea Mousse with Red Beans in Syrup

By: Yusuf Yaran

Green Tea Mousse with Red Beans in Syrup
Authentic Japanese dishes are a sight to behold. Take time out to plate and assemble carefully. Friends and family will delight in your yummy—and pretty—dessert.

ServesPrep Time 20 minutes  Cooking Time 50 minutes

1 tablespoon gelatin powder
4 tablespoons water
2 egg yolks
½ cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon matcha powder (green tea powder)
n 3 tablespoons warm water
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
strawberry slices, optional

For the red beans
1 cup red beans
3 cups water
7 cups water

For the syrup
3 cups water
juice of a quarter lemon

1  Dissolve gelatin powder in 4 tablespoons water. Set aside.
Mix egg yolks and sugar in a bowl. Heat milk in a pan and dissolve the gelatin in the milk. Gradually add the milk and gelatin mixture into the egg and sugar mixture.
Dissolve the matcha powder in 3 tablespoons warm water. Add the dissolved matcha powder in the egg and milk mixture and stir well, cooling the bowl in ice water.
4  Add whipped heavy cream to the mixture.
5  Pour the mixture into cups or glasses and chill in the refrigerator before serving.
6 Make the red beans in syrup: Soak red beans in 3 cups water overnight. Wash the beans twice. Cook beans in 7 cups water. Make the syrup: Boil sugar in water and lemon juice  for 3 minutes. Add cooked beans and simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool.
7 Top green tea mousse with strawberry slices if desired. Serve with red beans in syrup.

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