Strawberry Tiramisu

Episode 98 - Strawberry Tiramisu

Ingredients:

  • 400gms of strawberries
  • 5 Granita biscuits
  • 2 large eggs
  • 40gms caster sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 table spoons of Cointreau
  • 250gms of Mascarpone Cheese (room temperature)
  • 3 table spoons of whipping cream
  • 100mls of Apple Juice
  • 100gms of Sponge Fingers
  • *This dish looks great in individual serves as seen on the show or can be placed in a clear glass bowl.

Method:

  1. Chop up all the strawberries and set aside 100gms for decorating.
  2. Put the Granita biscuits in a plastic bag, seal, and then hit them with a rolling pin until they are the consistency of coarse breadcrumbs.
  3. Separate the egg yolks and whites and whisk the yolks until pale yellow and fluffy gradually adding the sugar as you go.
  4. Add vanilla extract and a table spoon of Cointreu.
  5. Put the mascarpone cheese in a large bowl, beat with a wooden spoon to soften, and then gradually add the egg yolk mixture and beat until smooth and lump free.
  6. In a separate grease-free bowl whisk the egg whites until they are softly peaking.
  7. Fold the chopped strawberries into mascarpone cheese mixture, and then carefully fold in the egg whites.
  8. Whip the whipping cream to a similar consistency then fold that in too, together with a third of the Granita biscuits.
  9. Mix the remaining Cointreu and apple juice and dip the sponge fingers into the mixture then lay across the base of the serving bowl.
  10. Arrange a layer of the mascarpone and strawberry mixture then repeat with one or two more layer of both sponge fingers and mascarpone/strawberry mixture.
  11. Use remaining strawberries and Granita biscuits to decorate and chill for a few hours before serving.