Tiramisu is a pick-me-up!
NO cooking required here!
‘Tiramisu’ literally means ‘pick me up.’ Although I have used an oval dish here it can easily be put together in cocktail glasses. Always refrigerate immediately so it can set.
This dessert definitely improves overnight as the biscuits, cream, coffee and liqueur thoroughly soak into each other!
1 packet of Saviardi Sponge fingers Bowl of strong black coffee 400ml of cream, whipped 250ml tub of mascarpone 50g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 25ml Amaretto liqueur 25ml Tia Maria Liqueur Requires 26cm dish
First whip up the cream with the mascarpone, sugar and vanilla extract and spread a thin layer of this cream mixture over the base of the dish.
Briefly soak the savoiardi biscuits in the coffee, literally for seconds, otherwise the biscuits can fall to pieces. Lay the soaked biscuits over the cream mixture in one direction, half a centimeter apart.
Add a thin (1cm) layer of the cream over the soaked biscuits. Turn your dish 90 degrees and top the cream with another layer of soaked savoiardi biscuits, in a horizontal direction to ensure even coverage.
Finally, cover this layer of biscuits with cream, spreading evenly.
Decorate this final layer with grated chocolate or a crumbled flake/ripple bar. Enjoy!
Lesley has just completed studying Nutrition & Health at Edge Hill University, she and husband Roberto own Roberto’s Italian on Southport’s Ocean Plaza. For more of Lesley’s Recipes go to: Facebook.com/robertossouthport or www.robertositalian. co.uk