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A Delightful Strawberry Tiramisu

Strawberry Tiramisu

A couple of weeks ago I was in Brooklyn at the Sunday Suppers loft for a food + style photography workshop with Bea from La Tartine Gourmande.

You can read my story about that here.

As part of the workshop we made and assembled individual strawberry tiramisu cups. Layers of tasty perfection topped with crushed pistachios.

These are the pictures I took during the workshop playing around with light, props and fabrics.

Recipe by: Bea from La Tartine Gourmande

Servings: 4 people

Strawberry Tiramisu

Ingredients:

2 Limes for zest and juice
14 oz strawberries, diced finely
6 tablespoons of raspberry liqueur (optional)
8 tablespoons of blond cane sugar
2 large eggs, separated
9 ounces of mascarpone cheese
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Sea Salt
8 lady fingers, crumbled
A few unsalted pistachios, chopped coarsely

Preparation:

1. Zest the limes and squeeze the juice

2. In a bowl mix the strawberries with lime juice and zest, the raspberry liqueur and 4 tablespoons of fine cane sugar. Cover and place in the fridge.

3. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with the mascarpone, vanilla extract and the rest of the sugar.

4. Whip the egg whites firm with a pinch of sea salt. fold them into the mascarpone cream; set aside

Now for the layering:

5. Take individual glasses and layer the bottom with strawberries.

6. Add a layer of crumbled ladyfingers (use 2 ladyfingers per glass) and add a bit of strawberry juice

7. Then, add a layer of mascarpone cream

8. Continue with another layer of strawberries, crumbled ladyfingers, strawberry juice and finish with mascarpone cream.

9. Place the glasses in the fridge for a few hours or even over night.

10. When ready to serve, decorate with crushed pistachios.

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Ala
    July 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    What a lovely idea! I had never thought of tiramisu except in its coffee form, and this sounds like a great way to use up those summer berries–almost more like a trifle than a tiramisu. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Carrie Pacini
      July 24, 2012 at 10:50 am

      @Ala your exactly right. It’s a good way to get the most out of your berries right now.

  • Reply
    Susan
    July 24, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Raw egg???

    • Reply
      Carrie Pacini
      July 24, 2012 at 10:56 am

      @Susan yes I am using raw eggs separated. The yolks go into the mascarpone and the whites are whipped to stiff peaks and added to the mascarpone as well.

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