Saturday, June 23, 2012

Chocolate and Raspberry Tiramisu

Chocolate and Raspberry Tiramisu

Chocolate, coffee, raspberries, Amaretto liqueur and mascarpone are some of the fabulous ingredients used in this Tiramisu.  Unfortunately, I didn't have a lovely dish for my Tiramisu, it would have looked so much better but obviously wouldn't have tasted any different.

Some versions of Tiramisu aren't very exciting, and whilst this isn't authentic, it is a lightweight and zingy version. I prefer this dessert with fruit, it definitely adds another dimension, some may be horrified, but this is a winner and my hubby was more than delighted.

What's different about this Tiramisu?  After the base layer of coffee and Amaretto soaked sponge fingers, it has a layer of crushed raspberries and then a layer of mascarpone lightened with egg yolks, then whipped egg whites are folded into the mascarpone mix.  Another layer of soaked sponge fingers, topped with the remaining mascarpone mix and a dusting of cocoa powder.  Leave to set overnight.  Top with more crushed raspberries, a scattering of raspberries, and curls of white and dark chocolate. The recipe is from Woman and Home Feel Good Food Magazine Spring 2011.


This months challenge is Coffee and is hosted by Chocolate Log Blog and guest host this month is Lucy of The Kitchen Maid - We Should Cocoa - June 2012


Tea Time Treats this month is Summer Fruits and is hosted by Karen of Lavender and Lovage and this month the host is Kate from What Kate Baked

18 comments :

Rosie Swaffer said...

Ooooh that sounds like such a lovely variation on a traditional tiramisu Maggie! I usually use marsala for tiramisu but I much prefer amaretto x

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

Wow! You've just added the most sophisticated layer to one of my favourite desserts. I can imagine how incredible this tastes! Lovely thinking!

The KitchenMaid said...

Looks delectable! Thanks for joining in this month's #weshouldcocoa, nice to have you along for the caffeinated ride!

Debs @ The Spanish Wok said...

Maggie, this sounds wonderful. I'd have to sub the rasps for strawbs though, yum.

Hazel - Chicken in a Cherry Sauce said...

What a beautiful tiramisu! I've never tried one with fruit before but I'm very intrigued!

Kate@whatkatebaked said...

Thank you so much Maggie for entering your terrific Tiramisu into TTT!

Maggie said...

Rosie - I think the Amaretto is a refreshing change from using Marsala.

Maggie said...

Dom - thank you for the comment. If you would like the recipe I will willingly email it to you.

Maggie said...

The KitchenMaid - thank you for the comment and hosting #weshouldcocoa. Sorry about the Linky!

Maggie said...

Debs - I am intrigued, why would you substitute raspberries for strawberries:)?

Maggie said...

Hi Hazel - how are you? I promise this is one of the best ever Tiramisu recipes and there is enough to feed an army.

Maggie said...

Hi Hazel - how are you? I promise this is one of the best ever Tiramisu recipes and there is enough to feed an army.

Maggie said...

Kate - thank you for leaving a comment.

Chris said...

I know a good tiramisu when I see one. This is a very lovely one!

Maggie said...

Hi Chris - thank you for visiting my site and leaving a comment, it is very much appreciated.

Choclette said...

Now that tiramisu looks the business. Those layers of crushed raspberries are a really nice touch and with amaretto, mascarpone and chocolate too - this has got to be a sublime dessert. Thanks for sharing it with We Should Cocoa :)

Karen S Booth said...

WONDERFUL! Such a LUSH looking dessert and perfect for TTT too...many thanks for making this and sharing it with us all. Karen

Fishfingers for tea said...

Now this looks good! Tiramisu is one of my favourite desserts but I love the changes you have made, it may not be authentic but it sounds delicious!

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