Strawberry Tiramisu (without raw eggs)
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Ingredients
  • 3lbs. fresh, ripe strawberries ( you're going to have extra for sure) 2 full cups will be chopped and pureed in a food processor, some will be sliced for layers and a few whole for optional decorating of the top
  • Savoiardi lady fingers, the crunchy kind, 24 in a package, you'll probably only use one pack but again I always buy an extra package just in case
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cream, room temperature
  • ¼ cup to ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons liqueur like raspberry, Kirsch or Framboise (optional)
  • ½ cup water
  • mint leaves for optional garnish
Instructions
  1. You'll need a 9x9 inch serving dish or something similar and it should be deep enough to hold two layers. Optional bowl might be a smaller trifle dish.
  2. TO MAKE STRAWBERRY JUICE FOR DIPPING LADY FINGERS
  3. Place 2 full cups of chopped strawberries into a food processor with ½ cup of water and puree until nice and smooth, taste and see if you think it's sweet enough, if not add a tablespoon or 2 of granulated sugar, at this time you can add in the option of a liqueur if you want, taste again adding the amount to your liking. Pour dipping mixture into a small deep dish wide enough so lady fingers can fit while soaking.
  4. TO MAKE THE CREAM MIXTURE
  5. In a bowl add the 8 oz. of mascarpone cheese and with a hand mixer beat until it smooths out.
  6. In same bowl add the 2 cups of heavy cream, the vanilla and the ¼ cup of powdered sugar, blend and beat until it thickens up like a firm whipped cream.
  7. SLICED STRAWBERRIES
  8. Thinly slice up enough strawberries to top the cream mixture on each layer all around
  9. READY FOR ASSEMBLY
  10. One by one soak lady fingers in the strawberry puree, turning and coating each side thoroughly not just a quick dip.
  11. Place single layer on the whole bottom of your serving dish.
  12. Now spread about half of the cream mixture on top of the strawberry soaked ladyfingers making sure all is covered.
  13. Place the thinly sliced strawberries all around the cream mixture.
  14. Repeat next layer with the soaked lady fingers followed by the cream mixture spread all over and then with the sliced strawberries scattered all around.
  15. You can be creative how you want to decorate the top maybe even using some whole strawberries.
  16. Wrap serving dish in plastic wrap and stick it in the fridge overnight for optimal results.
  17. Cut squares or scoop out when ready to serve.
  18. Enjoy!
Recipe by Proud Italian Cook at https://www.prouditaliancook.com/2019/02/strawberry-tiramisu-without-raw-eggs.html