Lobster made this strawberry tiramisu for Valentine's Day and it was heavenly!! If you're a fan of tiramisu like me, this is a wonderful spin on the traditional "pick me up" dessert. The strawberry puree lightens up the dish and adds a bit of freshness to this mountain of love. I thought it tasted fantastic the first night, but the next day it was insanely good! Even though the recipe states it feeds four, I somehow managed to eat half of it by myself in one sitting. Needless to say, this did not last long in our house. Enjoy!
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• 1 pint fresh strawberries
• 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
• 1 cup mascarpone cheese
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 2 tablespoons Kahlua
• 18 ladyfingers
• 1/3 cup chilled espresso
• 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1. Cut off the tops of the strawberries and slice the berries. Reserve 2 large whole berries for garnish.
2. In a blender, place 2 cups of strawberries and 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar; blend to puree and set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, 1/4 cup cream, 1/4 cup confectioners sugar, and liqueur; beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until thickened.
4. Place espresso in a bowl. Drop half of a ladyfinger horizontally into the espresso quickly roll and remove. Place 6 ladyfingers on a serving plate, spread or pipe out 1/2 of the cheese mixture over the ladyfingers, and layer with half of the sliced strawberries.
5. Repeat with the next 6 ladyfingers, espresso, remaining cheese mixture, and sliced strawberries; top with remaining 6 ladyfingers.
6. In a small mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup heavy cream with 2 tablespoons sugar; beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until just whipped, approximately 1 minute. Spread cream evenly over top layer of ladyfingers.
7. Dust cocoa over whipped cream, and garnish with 2 reserved strawberries. Pour strawberry puree onto two serving plates. Cut tiramisu in half, and place onto puree.