Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Italian Strawberry Tiramisu #Easyteam


165g/ 50z caster sugar
1 orange zest and juice
3tbsp orange-flavoured liquer  such as Grand Marnier)
30 Sponge fingers
6 free-range eggs separated
325ml/ 11 1/2 fl oz double cream
500g/ 1lb 2oz mascarpone cheese
2 tbsp vanilla extract
250 g/90z strawberries
3 tbsp icing sugar


In a pan, gently heat 120g/40z of the sugar with the orange zest. Add the liquor and orange juice and continue to cook until the sugar has dissolved. Use tongs to quickly dip the orange fingers in the syrup ( take care not to burn yourself ) then lay them on the bottom of a square serving dish.

Place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Add the egg yolks and the remaining caster sugar to the bowl and whisk to combine. when the the sugar has melted. remove the bowl from the heat and whisk the egg yolks until pale, doubled in volume and creamy. Pour into a cool bowl and set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff.in a large bowl, beat the cream until thick. Fold the mascarpone into the cream, the fold in the egg yolks until combined. Fold in the egg whites and vanilla extract.

Spread a layer of mixture over the soaked sponge fingers then add a layer of strawberries. Continue layering the sponge fingers, creamy fixtures and strawberries, top if you wish with a layer of strawberries. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge to chill for two hours.

Discard the cling film and dust the top of the summer pudding with icing sugar. Serve immediately.


  1. Now this looks yum and no coffee in sight which is a bonus

  2. Oooh yummy! I've been making desserts recently too (all chocolate!) :) will definitely add this one to my 'to-do' list


  3. Ooooh sounds yum - especially the orange liquor! xoxo

  4. Ooh this sounds very naughty but extremely nice:-) My daughter was just asking me today what mascarpone cheese was today funnily enough!

  5. wowie, looks and sounds wonderful, nice twist on the usual tiramisu

  6. Ooooh I LOVE tiramisu - and this sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe :)


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