Delicious and summery strawberry tiramisu. It’s the perfect way to make a summer version of your favorite dessert.
While I absolute love a good tiramisu, it is not a very light dessert. You do need to leave some room in your stomach after a meal. I will not tell you that this strawberry tiramisu is super light. It isn’t really. But it does feel a lot lighter than the original tiramisu will do. Partly due to the use of the strawberries, which give it that extra summer and fruity flavor.
Fresh and summery
You will want to make this strawberry tiramisu at the time of year when strawberries are most delicious. That probably varies per country. Here in the Netherlands the strawberries are best in summer, when they have grown outside in the sun. There is nothing that beats the flavor or those delicious fragrant red fruits. Have you ever noticed that you can tell if a strawberry is good by just smelling them?
Growing up I spend many summers picking strawberries to earn a bit of extra income. It wasn’t easy, sitting on your knees all day long in the burning sunshine, but as a reward I got to eat strawberries. Not that my boss knew we did that though. Pretty sure he wouldn’t be happy with us eating more than our fair share of the goods. Having said that; we didn’t earn a lot of money so those extra strawberries were some additional pay.
Making the tiramisu
Making this strawberry tiramisu is easy. It literally takes you only about 15 minutes to put it together. After that you will need some time in the fridge to set. But if you’re entertaining you can prepare the strawberry tiramisu up front and just finish it close to serving. It’s also ok to already place the top slices on but there could be some staining of strawberry juice on top of the cream. It doesn’t make any difference for the flavor but if you want it to looks spotless, it’s best to keep those final strawberries for the last minute.
- serving dish approximately 25 cm square
- 250 ml whipping cream
- 40 gr sugar
- 250 gr mascarpone
- 1-2 packages lady fingers depending on the size of your bowl
- 200 ml Orange juice freshly squeezed
- 1 bottle strawberry sauce or make your own
- 500 gr fresh strawberries in slices
- 1 tbsp cacaopowder optional, for decorating
- Whip the cream together with the sugar till you have soft peaks. Mix the cream together with the mascarpone until you have a smooth mixture. Mix a little of the orange juice with the strawberry sauce (you can always make more if you want) and dip the ladyfingers in the mixture. Don’t leave them in too long or they will get soggy but also don’t leave them in too short or the ladyfingers will not be moist enough.
- Make a layer of the ladyfingers on the bottom of a pretty bowl and add a layer of the mascarpone/cream mixture, put a layer of fresh strawberry slices on top. Repeat until you are out of supplies or until you have reached the edge of the bowl. Make sure you leave enough strawberries for one final layer on top later!
- Leave to stand in the fridge for at least 2-4 hours before putting on the last layer of strawberries and serve immediately. If you like you can sprinkle some cacaopowder on top too.
The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.
Also make this eggnog tiramisu