Gallery: 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

The freshly rolled dough is cookie-cuttered into perfect squares for the tiramisu layers.

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

One last layer of filling gets piped on top...

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.