Wednesday, 9 April 2014

tempting tiramisu

Strawberry and white chocolate tiramisu makes a wonderful dessert for entertaining or for a romantic meal for two. The creamy white chocolate combines beautifully with the strawberries to taste delicious and look lovely, layered in the glasses. I made this when we went for dinner to a friend's house at the weekend and they loved it.

This is a lovely variation on the more traditional tiramisu I made for the romantic date night menu that you can see here.
Ingredients (Makes 6 to 8 glasses)
200g (7oz) caster sugar
400g (14oz) strawberries halved
50ml (2oz) creme de frambois or creme de cassis
200g (7oz) white chocolate
4 eggs separated
1 x 25og tub marscapone cheese
1 x 200g packet boudoir biscuits (sponge fingers)

1) Put half the sugar in a saucepan together with 150ml (5fl.oz) of water. Bring to boil for 2 minutes then leave to cool for 5 minutes. Add creme de framboise and leave to cool completely.
2) Chop 150g (5oz) of the chocolate and melt in a small bowl over a pan of hot water. Remove and allow to cool a little.
3) Meanwhile beat the egg yolks with the remaining sugar until pale and thick. Beat in the marscapone cheese until really smooth, then stir in the cooled melted chocolate.
4) In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Fold them carefully into the egg and marscapone mixture until well combined.
5) Strain the fruit mixture over a bowl to catch the syrup. Dip half the biscuits in the cooled syrup and use them to line the bases of the glasses. Add a layer of the marscapone mixture followed by a layer of strawberries. Build up layers in this order and finish with a layer of marscapone mixture.
6) Grate the remaining white chocolate over the top of each glass. Cover the tiramisu desserts and chill in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight.

Have a lovely day.

From Rachel Allen - Home Cooking.


  1. we love! Framboise liqueur is in my cupboard too! Looks divine x

    1. Thank you so much. It's so tasty isn't it! My mum was kind enough to bring us a bottle back from France! Hope you are having a good day. :-) xx

  2. I love Tiramisu and a strawberry version sounds like a good idea!! :) Lovely photos. xx

    1. Me too Katia! I could eat tiramisu everyday! It's a good variation on tiramisu. Glad you like it. xx