Raspberry Tiramisu Delight

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch vanilla sugar
  • 500 grams (1 pound) mascarpone cheese
  • 25 ladyfinger cookies
  • 2-3 pinches freeze-dried raspberries (for garnish)

For Soaking

  • 500 milliliters (2 cups) milk (your favorite alternative can be used)
  • 3-4 teaspoons raspberry jam
  • 1 handful fresh raspberries (mashed with a fork)

For Raspberry Layer

  • 350 grams (0.5 pounds) fresh raspberries (or more)
  • 3 teaspoons sugar

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls

    Multiple sizes will be helpful for mixing different components. Make sure they are clean and dry to ensure perfect peaks for your egg whites!

  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer

    This will make beating egg whites and mixing mascarpone much easier. A whisk can work, but an electric mixer will save your arm strength.

  • Spatula

    Used for gently folding egg whites into the cheese mixture. Be gentle to keep the mixture airy and fluffy.

  • Baking Dish or Trifle Bowl

    Choose a transparent bowl for a beautiful layered presentation. Size depending on the amount you plan to make.

Instructions

Step 1

Beat the egg yolks with powdered sugar and vanilla sugar until pale. Then add mascarpone cheese and mix until smooth.
Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form, and gradually fold them into the cheese mixture gently.

Step 2

Soaking the Cookies

Soak the ladyfinger cookies for 3 seconds on each side in the milk mixture, then start layering the tiramisu as follows: Cream + soaked cookies + mashed raspberries with sugar/fresh raspberries, and repeat.

Step 3

Chilling and Serving

Place in the refrigerator to let the cream set for 5-6 hours, or overnight.
Garnish with freeze-dried raspberry flakes and fresh raspberries before serving. Enjoy!

Servings

When it comes to serving suggestions, your options are as delightful as the tiramisu itself! 🌟

**Single-Serve Glasses**: 🍨 Create an elegant experience by layering the tiramisu into individual glasses. Top each with a freeze-dried raspberry for added flair. Perfect for dinner parties and special events.

**Berry Explosion**: 🍓 Add **extra fresh berries** on top before serving. Consider including blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries for a colorful and juicy finish.

**Choco-Raspberry Bliss**: 🍫 Drizzle **melted dark chocolate** over the tiramisu layers. This combo enhances the richness and provides a lovely contrast to the tangy raspberries.

**Minty Fresh**: 🌿 Garnish with **fresh mint leaves**. This adds a refreshing touch that pairs splendidly with the raspberry flavors.

The possibilities are endless, so feel free to get creative and make it your own! 😋

Variations

For our friends with specific dietary needs, we've got some easy variations that will help everyone enjoy this delicious treat! 🌟

**Gluten-Free Variation**:

  • Use gluten-free ladyfinger cookies: Make sure to check the labels and choose a trusted brand.
  • Double-check mascarpone cheese and other ingredients for cross-contamination: Keep your kitchen free of gluten to ensure a safe treat.

**Vegan Variation**:

  • Substitute eggs with vegan egg replacement: Products like aquafaba (chickpea brine) work wonders as a substitute.
  • Use vegan mascarpone cheese: You can find store-bought versions or make your own using cashew cream and a bit of lemon juice.
  • Replace milk with plant-based milk: Almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk are great choices.

With these variations, you can ensure that everyone, no matter their dietary preference, can enjoy this fabulous raspberry tiramisu! 🍰✨

Faq

  • Why aren't my egg whites forming stiff peaks?

    Ensure your mixing bowl and beaters are completely clean and free of any grease. Also, make sure no yolk is in the whites as that can prevent them from whipping properly.

  • Can I make this tiramisu without a mixer?

    Yes, although it will take more time and effort to beat the egg whites to stiff peaks using a whisk. It's a good arm workout!

  • How can I make sure my ladyfingers don't get too soggy?

    Soak them briefly, about 3 seconds on each side in the milk mixture. Over-soaking them can make them overly mushy when layered in the tiramisu.

  • Can I prepare this ahead of time for a party?

    Absolutely! In fact, making it a day ahead allows the flavors to meld beautifully. Just leave the garnish to just before serving to keep everything fresh.

  • How can I boost the raspberry flavor?

    For an extra raspberry punch, you can add some raspberry extract to the mascarpone cream or use more mashed raspberries between layers.

  • Any tips for making the dessert look more elegant?

    Use a piping bag to layer the cream for precise, neat layers, and consider adding a dusting of powdered sugar or cocoa powder on top for an elegant finish.

Nutrition facts

Raspberry Tiramisu Delight
Recipe Yield:10 servings
Calories:Approx. 375 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):350 - 400
Total Fat:22g
Saturated Fat:12g
Protein:6g
Total Carbohydrate:35g
Total Sugars:28g