Monday, December 17, 2007

Tiramisu with tea - Tea-ramisu?

If, like me, you're not a coffee lover but you've always been tempted by the creamy delights of tiramisu, then here is an alternative version using Earl Grey tea and zingy limoncello. This has all the calorific overindulgence but none of the coffee flavour of the traditional Italian dessert.

Serves 4

Ingredients

150ml double cream
250ml marscapone
2 tblsps limoncello
1 tblsps vanilla extract
100ml brewed earl grey tea
24 sponge finger biscuits
Chocolate to decorate

Method

1 Beat the double cream, marscapone, limoncello and vanilla until combined and forming soft peaks
2 Soak the sponge fingers in warm tea and arrange in a glass (I used martini glasses)
3 Swirl the cream mixture over the sponge fingers
4 Grate some chocolate over the top, or alternatively sprinkle with cocoa powder or grated Crunchie (Gordon Ramsay's favourite trick!)
5 Refrigerate for 1 hour to set the cream

Variations

You could also try this with green tea, mint or fruit teas and an appropriate spirit to replace the limoncello. Or just go for the traditional version with coffee and Tia Maria.

3 comments:

KayKat said...

This sounds delicious, a great twist on a favourite :)

Evelin said...

I understand you so well! I'm not at all a coffee person, but I'm a huge tea person! I'd love to try this:)

alexthepink said...

Thanks ladies, hope you enjoy making it!