Monday, 28 July 2008

HHDD#21 - Tiramisu

I am barely getting my entry in for this round of Hey Hey it's Donna Day, literally by the skin of my teeth. I've been thinking about this all month and I've had so much stuff on with family and friends that I've hardly managed to do any cooking at all.

So seeing as today is a very beautiful day and it's supposed to rain tomorrow we decided to dine al fresco tonight a.k.a sitting inside the french doors as we were too lazy to get the patio table and chairs out. So homemade beef burgers and salad with goats cheese it was followed by a very deconstructed and simple tiramisu flavoured with orange, chocolate and honey. This was gorgeous, mascarpone is so good and I managed to get organic mascarpone too, lovely organic oranges slightly reduced to make a syrup, and the best chocolate - Cadburys flake!!!

So here's what you'll need for 2 people:

12 lady fingers/savoiardi biscuits, 6 per person
125g mascarpone cheese
1 tbsp honey
juice and zest of 2 oranges
cadburys flake or similar crumbled
1tsp galliano (or vanilla extract)

Zest the 2 oranges and then juice them. Put the juice in a pot and bring to the boil. Boil the juice for 2-3 mins until thickened very slightly. Cool.
Mix the mascarpone with the honey and galliano.
Place 2 biscuits on a plate, soak with the orange syrup and top with a dollop of the mascarpone.
Place another 2 biscuits on top, soak and top with mascarpone.
Do this a third time finishing with a dollop op mascarpone.
Sprinkle with orange zest and crumbled flake.

This was gorgeous, I was marginally worried it wouldn't be but it was light and sweet and perfect to enjoy sitting in the evening sun.


Aimée said...

Normally I'm a coffee addict, but I think I could give it up for this version. Love the orange touch and it is very pretty.

Amadan Ban said...

Seems so simple but sounds and looks exquisite. Will definitely try this.

Sweet Tooth said...

I really like how you arranged the ladyfingers on the plate. Looks delicious. And the deconstructed approach is always popular with me.

Thank you for your entry,


Anonymous said...

I am a big Tiramisu fan,it looks fab.Have you tired the summer fruit tiramisu in Rachel Allens book,its divine.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Looks great Rachel.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Rachel, That's a brilliant idea you have for deconstructed tiramisu! I love it! That means it's less calories right!! :)

Barbara said...

Looks wonderful. We both went with deconstructed :)

The Caked Crusader said...

Love the presentation - very "cheffy"!

Suzana said...

Rachel, I think your tiramisu looks beautiful! Good job!

Bron said...

I love the deconstructed idea - it's so immediate! hehe and perfectly topped with a Cadbury flake!