Slideshow: Behind the Scenes: Green Tea Tiramisu at Pure Food and Wine, NYC

Green tea tiramisu
Green tea tiramisu
The green tea tiramisu is served with a dairy-free chocolate sorbet and an edible hibiscus leaf for good measure.
Tiramisu dough
Tiramisu dough
With no dairy, no refined sugars, no gluten, and nothing cooked, the pastry chef has to create refined desserts with a creative cast of ingredients. This mysterious green powder—tiramisu dough in the making— is actually a mix of almond flour, matcha (green tea) powder, maple powder, and pink Himalayan salt.
Tiramisu dough
Tiramisu dough
The green powder from the previous slide is mixed with agave and sake to create a moist dough. This is then sent through a handy-dandy flattener* a few times to give the dough a perfectly even thickness. (*not a scientific term)
Tiramisu dough
Tiramisu dough
Perfect squares of matcha dough.
The filling
The filling
There's absolutely no dairy in this filling: instead, the creamy mixture is made of cashews, coconut meat, coconut oil, agave Himalayan pink salt, and vanilla.

The ingreadients are run though a Paco Jet, but since we're not making ice cream, the mixture gets a good stirring to whip out the excess air, lest it be too fluffy.
Assembly
Assembly
The square cookie-cutters are back, and this time as molds. The squares of matcha dough are carefully layered with filling.
Assembly
Assembly
...and smoothed out
Assembly
Assembly
We're almost there...
Green tea tiramisu
Green tea tiramisu
Voila! The finished masterpiece. The yuzu caramel smeared along the plate is made only of agave and yuzu juice, and the chocolate sorbet has only three ingredients: raw cacao powder, maple syrup, and water.