Strawberry Tiramisu

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Every weekend, we like to start our day with a full plate of breakfast which has a lot of eggs, bread and may be, a little cheese 🙂 Last weekend was special and it called for a special breakfast. And I wanted it to be something sweet! I don’t have a sweet tooth but Arvind really loves sweet and so, starting the day with some dessert would be the perfect 1st Anniversary gift for my hubby 🙂


I was introduced to Tiramisu by one of my close friend and ex-colleague, Nam. We were in China for some training and after a whole day of training, we were too tired to eat out. So, we decided to order for room service. When she ordered for Tiramisu, I was like ehh! what is that?! She smiled and then told me ‘you will like it, trust me’. Well, I didn’t like it… I actually loved it, just couldn’t get enough of it!


Arvind is not a big fan of Tiramisu because of the espresso flavor and so, I thought of making it with strawberry! I was worried all the time. If it will work out well or not.. If the flavors will go well or not.. But, it turned out to be tasty.. really tasty. I was so proud of myself! He loved it and finished it with a big smile 🙂


Sharing this recipe with Hearth and Soul by Alex, What’s Cooking Wednesday by Cristi, Sweets For Saturday by Lisa, Link Up Lounge by Holly


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Strawberry Tiramisu


  • 10 to 12 strawberries
  • 16 ladyfingers
  • 2 eggs yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tbs mascarpone cheese


  1. Blend the strawberries to a fine paste. Do not add any water to it.
  2. Transfer the strawberry paste in a bowl and add 1 tsp vanilla extract to the paste. Keep it aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip yolks and sugar until thick and pale in color.
  4. Now add the mascarpone cheese to bowl and whip till the batter is smooth and well incorporated. In the following steps, I'll refer to this mix as egg-mascarpone mix.
  5. Dip 4 ladyfingers in the strawberry paste for about 3 seconds and line them in the wine glass. Do not dip them for too long or else they might break apart.
  6. Next, pour a layer of the egg-mascarpone mix above the ladyfingers in the wine glass.
  7. Add another layer of 4 ladyfingers after dipping them in the strawberry paste.
  8. Again, pour some generous amount of the egg-mascarpone mix in the glass.
  9. Cover the glass and let it chill for a minimum of 8 hours.
  10. Garnish with some fresh strawberry before serving.


Strawberry Tiramisu 1


Something tells me that I am going to make it again sometime soon and this time I will go traditional 🙂


Strawberry Tiramisu 2

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  • Sandra
    March 1, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    This look so so so good! Love the presentation and your beautiful photos..
    my hubby have the biggest sweet tooth, and don’t drink coffee, but for some reason love tiramisu! and your dessert do not have any espresso which is kind of different and I like it how light it sounds!

  • Manu
    March 1, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    How beautiful! I have no doubt it would have tasted great! I love tiramisu (I am a big espresso drinker!)… but this is a very good recipe, so children can enjoy it too! Great idea! 🙂

  • tahemeem
    March 1, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    Happy first Anniversary dear 😀
    Thats really innovative and creative… yum 🙂 Really loved it 😀

  • Priyanka
    March 1, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    I was actually waiting for this recipe…..thanks it sounds yummy loved it 🙂

  • Priya
    March 2, 2011 at 4:37 AM

    Yumm,lipsmacking beautiful tiramisu,i dont bother to grab that glass..

  • aipi
    March 2, 2011 at 5:44 AM

    Belated anniversary wishes to you n your hubby, Kankana!
    Tiramisu looks scrumptious n your second pic is MIND-BLOWING!!

    US Masala

  • Katie @ This Chick Cooks
    Katie @ This Chick Cooks
    March 2, 2011 at 5:53 AM

    Happy Anniversary! Those strawberry tiramisu look so good! I have a total sweet tooth so you’ve got me craving one! Thanks for sharing the recipe and have a great day!

  • Krithi
    March 2, 2011 at 6:43 AM

    Gorgeous clicks.. Lovely Tiramisu..

  • Erin @ EKat's Kitchen
    Erin @ EKat's Kitchen
    March 2, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    I love this recipe — and fantastic presentation!!! What gorgeous photos… and a great way to celebrate your anniversary. Congratulations. 🙂

  • visda
    March 2, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    what a great idea. I love strawberries, and love tiramisu. this seems to be my favorite dessert ever. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous recipe.

  • Christy
    March 2, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    I have never been tempted by tiramisu but your strawberry dish looks amazing and I know I would love it. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop – and Happy Anniversary!

  • Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen
    Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen
    March 2, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    I’m not a fan of original tiramisu because I don’t really like coffee, buy yours sounds great!

  • torviewtoronto
    March 2, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    delicious combination looks wonderful

  • Tiffany
    March 2, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    What a great gift! Happy anniversary! 😀 This is so elegant!

  • In Katrina's Kitchen
    In Katrina's Kitchen
    March 2, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    What a great great idea! I love tiramisu and I would love this version I’m sure of it!!! Thanks! ♥- Katrina

  • Aroma y Cocina
    Aroma y Cocina
    March 2, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Really nice! I have to try with strawberry I love the traditional one, but this seems to be also excellent.

  • April@The 21st Century Housewife
    [email protected] 21st Century Housewife
    March 2, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    This sounds just lovely! What a wonderful variation on tiramisu – and what beautiful photographs!

  • Kankana Saxena
    Kankana Saxena
    March 2, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Thank you soo much guys 🙂

  • yummychunklet
    March 2, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    What a nice twist on the normal chocolate version!

  • Holly
    March 3, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    I would like to invite you to share your favorite recipes (every Thursday) at the Link Up Lounge! =)

  • Tandy
    March 5, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    What a fantastic adaptation, and dessert anytime works for me 🙂

  • Allison @ Alli 'n Son
    Allison @ Alli 'n Son
    March 5, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Sounds and looks heavenly. Yum!

    I’d love for you to stop by and share this recipe on my Sweet Tooth linky!

  • DOMO!
    March 9, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    Looks so pretty served in a wine glass… 🙂 I think it’s a great idea.. I can imagine strawberries and cheese go together very well

  • Tanvi Agarwal
    Tanvi Agarwal
    March 30, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Hey..when you mean Ladyfingers, what exactly do you mean here..definately cant be BHINDI:-p
    Di please do let me know..will try it at home

  • Tarrah Dame
    Tarrah Dame
    May 31, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    I just made a strawberry tiramisu myself and loved it! soooo good 😉

  • nipponnin
    October 13, 2011 at 10:37 PM

    I came to this post via OTHER tiramisu post. This one is also gorgeous. I really like your blog and recipes. No secret that you are very popular blogger.

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