Sunday, May 4, 2014

ORANGE - STRAWBERRY TIRAMISU


Ingredients
24 lady fingers (enough for 2 layers)  see notes below*
½  cup orange juice freshly squeezed from 2 oranges
2 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup water
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup mascarpone
1/4 cup orange zest
1 orange cut in half and sliced ( 12 slices)
6 large strawberries in cut  half (total 12 for top of Tiramisu)
       

Directions:

Make the strawberry sauce, by heating 2 1/2 cup sliced strawberries over medium heat with 1/4 cup of water.
When mixture begins to boil, add 1/4 cup sugar and let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Take off heat and use a food processor to blend to a liquid. Set strawberry sauce aside.
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 the orange juice with the strawberry sauce and dip the ladyfingers in the mixture.
Make a layer of the ladyfingers in the bottom of a 12 x 9 baking dish and add a layer of the mascarpone/cream and sprinkle the Orange zest  over this
mixture, repeat ladyfingers and mascrpone mixture.
Leave to stand in the fridge for  2-4 hours before putting on the last layer of strawberries and orange slices and serve
Makes 12 servings, place  strawberry half  and a orange slice  each serving.

* notes... The best lady fingers are found in the international sections at the grocery section or at a International market. The ones in the bread isle of the grocery are too soft and kind  of dissolve or get real mushy.