A Summery Berry Tiramisu

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…

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And the star of the show!

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The prep:

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.

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Next, cover that with a layer of ladyfingers. Cut some to fit in, if required.

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Cover biscuits with the mascarpone mixture.

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Cover with the ladyfingers again.

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Cover the ladyfingers once more with the remaining mascarpone-berry deliciousness, tapping your dish on a towel to allow it to settle.

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Chill in the fridge until firm. Then decorate the top with the reserved berries.
Enjoy!

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. I love traditional Tiramisu but this looks like a great idea, can’t wait to try it!

    1. radhika25 says:

      Do try it. And let me know if you like it. It’s so versatile….you could add lemon curd or orange curd for a different taste and play around with different fruit.

  2. Hi Radhika! These look absolutely refreshing! 🙂

    1. radhika25 says:

      Thank you! I loved your blog too! I’m going to enjoy exploring.
      I love cake decorating as well, but am very new to blogging. So have a lot to learn.
      R

  3. Looks quite delicious! Will give it a try!

    1. radhika25 says:

      Do that and let me know which berry combination you liked best! I was just drooling over your chocolate-pecan cookies 🙂
      R

  4. Hmmm… I do like my coffee but this is so interesting! I have to try this tiramisu version 🙂 this looks so yummy and refreshing. 🙂 thanks radhika!

    1. radhika25 says:

      Hey Abby! How are you?
      Do try this, it’s delicious! And you can vary it in so many ways 🙂
      R

  5. lena says:

    good morning radhika, i seldom drink coffee, not that i dont like but seems my stomach cant tolerate it but i like them in bakes:) Lke your version of a berry tiramisu too, berry sounds cheerful!

    1. radhika25 says:

      Hi Lena,
      Do try this version of a tiramisu sometime. It’s delightful!
      R

  6. Tahny Lowry says:

    Totally going to make this! I love mascarpone cheese! Great recipe, thanks!

    1. radhika25 says:

      Hey! We sent each other comments simultaneously!

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