Summer is the season of desserts, wouldn’t you agree? I love trying out all the flavors of the season and getting to experiment with fruit and spongy layers of cake. If you’re with me so far, you’ll love this light and fresh dessert: strawberry tiramisu! Without coffee or liquor, this is a perfect dessert for everyone: kids and parents alike. Here’s how to get started:
- 2 cups chopped strawberries (332 grams)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- .5 cup cold water (118 grams)
- 1 pasteurized egg
- 1 cup mascarpone (225 grams)
- 30 Italian Ladyfinger cookies (approximately)
- 1 cup whole cream (220 grams)
- 1.5 tablespoons powdered sugar (sifted)
- 1 cup sliced strawberries (166 grams)
To make the strawberry juice: Clean and chop the strawberries into small pieces sprinkle with sugar, place strawberries, lemon juice and water in a blender, blend until smooth, pour into a bowl and set aside.
To make the cream mixture: In a medium bowl beat the egg (if using) for approximately 30 seconds then add the sugar, mascarpone, and cream, beat on medium until thickened. (approximately 5-10 minutes, you don’t want it to be too thick or too thin, nice and creamy ).
Putting it all together: Lady Finger Cookies (approximately 30 or more if needed) 1 baking dish (I used 10 x 7 inch / 26 x 17 cm).
In a small bowl add half the strawberry juice to start,(you may have leftover strawberry juice, which is great over ice cream or even add a little more sugar and it makes a great drink) dip the ladyfinger cookies in the juice (turning to coat all the cookie with juice, but don’t leave them submerged in the juice) then arrange cookies on bottom of baking dish and cover with half the cream mixture, cover with the sliced strawberries, repeat cookies for another layer and cover with remaining cream mixture.
Refrigerate for at least 4-5 hours or even overnight. Top with fresh strawberries before serving. Enjoy!
You won’t be able to keep this strawberry tiramisu around for long! What are some of your favorite light and fresh dessert recipes? Let us know in the comments below!
Recipe via An Italian in My Kitchen.