Tiramisu alle Fragole (Strawberry Tiramisu)
Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts. It will always hold a special place in my heart as the last food I ate before having Evan. I had a doctor’s appointment earlier that day and the midwife said it would probably be another week or so before he was born. I ate a couple of slices when I came home to cheer up my uncomfortable, nearly 40 week pregnant self and went into labor 2 hours later!
I decided to make the strawberry variation for Valentine’s day (especially since Chad doesn’t like traditional tiramisu- he is a bit crazy). This was actually the first time I have tried strawberry tiramisu and it was wonderful. I loved the addition of lime. It is a simple recipe that does not take much time to prepare. I did not use the optional raspberry liqueur, but may add it next time.
2 limes, zest and juice
14 ounces strawberries, diced
6 tablespoons raspberry liqueur (optional)
8 tablespoons fine sugar, divided
2 large eggs, separated
9 ounces Mascarpone cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, combine lime zest and juice, diced strawberries, raspberry liqueur, and 4 tablespoons sugar. Cover and refrigerate.
In another medium bowl, beat together the egg yolks, Mascarpone, vanilla, and remaining 4 tablespoons sugar until smooth.
In a small bowl, beat the egg whites with the pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into the Mascarpone.
In four glasses, add a layer of strawberries. Crumble 1 ladyfinger into each glass. Drizzle some of the strawberry lime juice over the crumbled ladyfinger. Add a layer of Mascarpone. Add another layer of strawberries, crumbled ladyfingers, juice, and top with Mascarpone.
Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours to overnight. Garnish with sliced strawberries and pistachios.
Adapted from The Tasteful Life
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