Strawberry Tiramisù

Prep: 20min but serve after 2hs

Serves: 8 people

Difficulty: easy

strawberry tiramisu

By now you are all familiar with the Mamma Flora's classic tiramisù. This is an amazing summer version I have learnt from an old lady I met during a family gathering. Her tiramisù was soo delicious I ran to her asking for the recipe. Recipes are for sharing and she was so happy I asked for it. 

Mamma Flora’s Tip: Leave the Tiramisù at least 2 hours in the fridge before serving, but if you want to serve a spectacular Tiramisù, make sure you prepare it the day before serving it, some dishes are better the day after.

Ingredients:

  • 500gr mascarpone

  • 400g fresh strawberries

  • 3 free range organic eggs

  • 3 big juicy oranges

  • 3 tablespoons sugar + 1 tablespoon sugar for the strawberries

  • 2 packages of sponge fingers of 175gr

  • drops of lemon juice

Tools:

  • 3 bowls

  • electric whisker or a normal whisk

  • shallow dish, otherwise you can serve it in individual cups

Method:

  • Cut the strawberries in small pieces and place them in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of sugar on top and the juice of the 3 oranges. Mix it and leave to rest for 10min

  • Let’s prepare the cream

  • Divide the egg yolks and the egg whites. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar. Rub the egg cream between your fingers: when ready, it should be completely smooth

  • Add the mascarpone to the mix and continue to whisk, whisk until it becomes white and fluffy and put aside for the moment

  • In a separate bowl whip the egg whites with 3 drops of lemon juice until they become stiff peaks

  • Add them to the mixture slowly with a spoon and when stirring make a movement from the bottom to the top so that the mix stays airy and fluffy

  • Remove the strawberries from the bowl, leaving the juice. Mix the drained strawberries with the mascarpone cream.

  • A very important part is soaking the sponge fingers in the juice, soak them one by one and make sure they are not too dry inside
  • Place them in a shallow dish and cover with the first layer of mascarpone cream, make two or three layers of biscuits and mascarpone cream. Place some strawberries to decorate.
  • Leave the Tiramisù at least 2 hours in the fridge and enjoy!