Matcha & Strawberry Parfait

Serves: 4

What a beautiful presentation. Guests will be guessing what the delicious special "green" flavor is in the whipped cream.

Yield: 4 parfaits
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3 tablespoons hot water
2 teaspoons green tea tea powder (matcha)
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pound cake
2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
strawberries, extra for garnish


Dissolve the matcha powder in the hot water and set aside to cool, try to get rid of all the lumps.
2. Put the sugar, vanilla, and cream in a medium bowl and whisk until soft peaks form.
3. Add cooled matcha paste to the cream and mix through.
4. Taste the mixture and add more sugar if not sweet enough for you. Whisk or mix again if you added more sugar.
5. Assemble cake, diced strawberries and cream mixture in alternating layers in 4 tall parfait glasses. Eg, put one layer of cake, then a layer of cream then a layer of strawberries and repeat until the glasses are filled to a desired height.
6. Cut the remaining strawberries with a sharp knife into 4 sections (vertically) but do not cut through the top (where the leaves are). Use these to garnish the top of each glass.
7. Chill in the fridge for at least half an hour before serving.

Note, this dessert can be made a day in advance as long as they’re kept in the refrigerator.


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