Tiramisu’ and summer fruit. Sprinkle on the white chocolate! This is not your standard Tiramisu recipe. I find the Summer Tiramisu’ a nice variety of the classical version. Like summers should be, this dish is cheerful looking and draws an immediate smile upon your face. Tira-mi-su literally means pull-me-up. Why pull me up? The classical Tiramisu’ always has coffee inside. Coffee keeps you awake, pulls you up!
I’ve bought the white chocolate at a ‘chocolaterie’ in Delft. When you make a dish with only a few ingredients, it’s important to find a good quality. Same goes for the raspberries, the ones I’ve used here come from a local greengrocer.
This famous dessert comes from Treviso, northern Italy. In Italy you buy the so called ‘Savoiardi
- 50 ml whipped cream
- juice of 1 orange
- 50 grams white chocolate
- 50 grams raspberries
- 8 lady fingers (long fluffy biscuits with sugar)
- 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
- 100 grams Mascarpone cheese
- 1/2 bag of vanilla sugar
Mix the whipped cream with the powdered sugar until it becomes stiff.
In another bowl whisk the Mascarpone gently with the vanilla sugar. Add two tablespoons of orange juice. Now you can also fold in the whipped cream with powdered sugar mix.
In the meantime soak the lady fingers in the rest of the orange juice and grate the white chocolate.
Take a nice dish and place 4 lady fingers at the bottom, cover with the Mascarpone/cream mix and top off with grated white chocolate and some raspberries. Time to build a second layer of lady fingers then 1. mixture, 2. chocolate, 3. raspberries.
I prefer to place the dish in the fridge for about 45 minutes. The summer Tiramisu’ tastes great when served cold. If you decide to place the dish in the fridge, leave some raspberries to add at the end.
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