If you are a fan of sweets, or you want something delicious and decadent for Valentine’s day, this Strawberry Tiramisu would be perfect for the occasion.
Since I tried tiramisu for the first time, I fell in love with it, and even though I’m not a person with a strong sweet tooth, I love tiramisu. And I do make it every now and then to satisfy our craving. If you don’t want to make a bigger batch of tiramisu, you can totally make it in a jar.
Here you have a recipe of tiramisu for two people. It’s perfect if you want just one serving.
- 400 g of fresh strawberries, sliced
- 500 g of mascarpone cheese
- 200 g of whipped cream
- 2 eggs
- 7 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 400 ml of coffee
- 1 tablespoon of Amaretto
- cacao powder
- approx. 300 g of ladyfingers or mini pound cakes
I made a bigger batch of tiramisu today from what I normally make because it was for the entire family. But you can change the ingredients to your liking so that it wouldn’t be too much.
Prepare 2 bowls. Crack the eggs and separate them. In the bowl with the egg yolks add 7 tablespoons of brown sugar and in the bowl with the whites, add a pinch of salt.
Make 400 ml of strong coffee, let it cool completely and add 1 tablespoon of Amaretto or Rum to it. Set it aside.
With a hand mixer whisk the egg yolk and sugar until creamy. Meanwhile, boil 300 ml of water into a pot and put the bowl over the pot. Make sure the bowl is heatproof and it doesn’t touch the water. Over low heat cook the egg yolk stirring constantly with a spatula, for approx. 10 minutes.
Wash the whisk, dry it and whisk the whites until stiff. Wash the whisk again and beat the whipping cream until it forms soft peaks.
In the bowl where the egg yolks and sugar mixture is, add the mascarpone cheese and stir to combine.
Fold the whites and the whipping cream with a spatula until you can’t see traces of any of them.
Wash and slice the strawberries. Set them aside.
In a baking dish or a wide dish add a row of coffee soaked mini pound cakes (or ladyfingers).
Next, add a few heaping spoons of cream, gently spread it evenly, add one layer of strawberries and sprinkle everything with cacao powder.
Make the same thing again, and at the end, arrange the strawberries. You can sprinkle cacao powder again or leave it plain.
Refrigerate the tiramisu for at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve it straight out from the fridge.
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