Coffee is a no no in my book.
I don’t like the taste, don’t like the smell, and can’t understand the drama behind how saplings were smuggled out of Yemen and the French Guiana in very James Bond like circumstances!
So desserts like Tiramisu and Mud pies, leave me cold. But I love summer Tiramisus, made with juicy berries. You can use any berries that you like, or combine them for a burst of flavour.
Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries….use any that you love. The colour of your tiramisu will change with the berries you combine.
Here’s what you need…
Put aside a few berries for the topping, then purée the rest with 1/2 a cup of sugar and sieve the purée if you hate seeds.
Whip the mascarpone and the rest of the sugar. Add more sugar if desired. Set aside.
Whip the chilled fresh cream, until soft peaks form.
Fold the purée through the mascarpone, then fold in the whipped cream. If you have some streaks it’s no big deal.
Next break out your ladyfingers.
Pour some of the mascarpone mix into the bottom of a square glass dish.