onsdag den 18. februar 2009

Lime Tiramisu

Tiramisu is Italian and means something like "cheer me up". It is originally made of ladyfingers dipped in a coffee-marsala mixture, then layered with a mascarpone cream and cocoa.
As I hate the taste of coffee I never eat the traditional Tiramisu.

The real Tiramisu also calls for egg yolks and heavy cream besides the mascarpone (cream cheese) – and I find that to be too rich.

Through the years I have made many different variations of the dessert WITHOUT coffee.

This one is made with lime and serves 6:

5 fresh lime fruits
10 TBSP sugar
9 ounces mascarpone (Italian cream cheese)
1/2 cup pasteurized egg whites
12 lady fingers (Italian cookie: Savoiardi)
3 ounces dark chocolate - if using

Boil the juice of 2 lime fruits together with 2 tablespoons sugar and let it cool.
Whisk the cream cheese together with fine grated lime rind, 6 tablespoons lime juice and 4 tablespoons sugar.
Beat the egg whites stiff and add the rest of the sugar a little at a time. Beat until glossy.
Carefully fold the egg whites in to the cream cheese mixture.
Dip the lady fingers in the lime syrup and layer them with the lime cream (and if you like: coarsely grated chocolate) in small glasses. Let them sit in the fridge for minimum 2 hours.
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