Matcha Roll (Green Tea Swiss Roll)
Matcha roll is a popular Japanese cake. It is a refreshing sponge cake rolled with cream and red bean filling. Easy matcha roll recipe.
For Swiss Roll Cake:
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites
1/4 cup fine sugar
1/2 cup cake Flour plus 2tsp matcha powder
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cups whipping cream
1 tablespoon sugar
Canned red bean filling (available in Japanese or Asian grocery stores)
Whip the cream with sugar until creamy and thick. Keep in the refrigerator to chill.
To Make the Cake:
Preheat oven to 230 Celsius or 440 Fahrenheit. Line and grease a 10″ x 12″ rectangle 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 the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.
To Assemble the Cake:
Transfer the cake to a piece of parchment paper. Spread an even layer of cream onto the cake and topped with red beans. Roll the cake up from the long end. Once it is firmly rolled up, wrap it up with the parchment paper and refrigerate it for at least an hour before serving.
After a long hiatus, my baking contributor Siew Loon is finally back in action. She baked us a nice Match Roll, or Green Tea Swiss Roll. Green Tea is widely used in Japanese cuisine, especially in desserts and baking. Get a cup of tea or coffee, sit back, and enjoy!
Contributor: Ho Siew Loon
I am finally back after a very long break. Lately, I have been spending quite a lot of my time experimenting with Japanese cooking and baking. I love Japanese pastries and cakes and it is simply irresistible. It is just so perfect and delicate. One of my favorites is the Matcha Roll and it is always on my TO EAT list whenever I visit Japan.
After some trial and error, I finally get the Matcha Roll recipe that I love. And I wanted to share it with the readers on Rasa Malaysia. Matcha roll is actually a combination of cottony soft sponge cake rolled with fresh cream and cooked adzuki beans (red beans). It is so soft and moist that the cake is gone the very moment you slice it for serving.