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
- 10 to 12 strawberries
- 16 ladyfingers
- 2 eggs yolks
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 tbs mascarpone cheese
- Blend the strawberries to a fine paste. Do not add any water to it.
- Transfer the strawberry paste in a bowl and add 1 tsp vanilla extract to the paste. Keep it aside.
- In a separate bowl, whip yolks and sugar until thick and pale in color.
- 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.
- 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.
- Next, pour a layer of the egg-mascarpone mix above the ladyfingers in the wine glass.
- Add another layer of 4 ladyfingers after dipping them in the strawberry paste.
- Again, pour some generous amount of the egg-mascarpone mix in the glass.
- Cover the glass and let it chill for a minimum of 8 hours.
- Garnish with some fresh strawberry before serving.
Something tells me that I am going to make it again sometime soon and this time I will go traditional 🙂