STRAWBERRY & RHUBARB TIRAMISU

Look at the peak on this little buddy here.

Now tell me you don’t want to dive into this rhubarb and strawberry  goodness!

Sofia Clara - Rhubarb & strawberry tiramisu15Go on, treat yourself to a gorgeous spring dessert.

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For this recipe you’ll need (makes 3 pots):

Mascarpone cream:

  • 250g mascarpone
  • 65g sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites

For the stewed rhubarb:

  • 1 large stalk of rhubarb
  • A squeeze of lemon or 1 tablespoon Limoncello
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

And…

  • 10 strawberries
  • 5-6 finger biscuits

Sofia Clara - Rhubarb & strawberry tiramisu1Start by making the stewed rhubarb as it needs to cool.

Chop the rhubarb into chunks.

Sofia Clara - Rhubarb & strawberry tiramisu2Place in a saucepan on a medium heat with 2 tablespoons water and 1 tablespoon sugar. Put the lid on an leave for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Once stewed, remove from heat and add a tablespoon of limoncello (or a tiny squeeze of lemon if you want an alcohol free dessert). At the bottom of the saucepan you’ll have a delicious juice.

At this point, taste the rhubarb and make sure it’s not too tart – if it is, add a little more sugar.

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Place in a dish to cool.

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Then, get on with making the mascarpone cream.

Whisk together 2 egg yolks and 65g sugar until light in colour.

Sofia Clara - Rhubarb & strawberry tiramisu16Add the mascarpone to the egg yolk mix and whisk in well.

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In a separate bold mount the egg whites until you get stiff peaks.

Sofia Clara - Rhubarb & strawberry tiramisu4Then gently fold the two together.

Sofia Clara - Rhubarb & strawberry tiramisu6Then you’re ready to chop up the strawberries and start assembling the little pots of goodness.

I used old La Maille mustard jars as I didn’t have any fancy pots.

Slice the strawberries and layer the pretty middle parts around the outside. I found it was easiest to make them stick if they were quite thin.

Sofia Clara - Rhubarb & strawberry tiramisu7Then dunk broken up bits of finger biscuits into the rhubarb juice and place at the bottom.

Sofia Clara - Rhubarb & strawberry tiramisu8Add some stewed rhubarb to the bottom. Follow with a few spoonfuls of the mascarpone cream to cover the strawberries.

Then add some chopped strawberries, more dunked finger biscuits and more rhubarb.

Sofia Clara - Rhubarb & strawberry tiramisu10Finish with another layer of cream and there you have it!

Leave the pots to set in the fridge for a couple of hours and they are ready to serve.

Sofia Clara - Rhubarb & strawberry tiramisu12These would be awesome for a summer lunch or dinner. I’ll definitely be making them again soon!

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Sofia Clara - Rhubarb & strawberry tiramisu14Tips & tricks:

  • No need to invest in fancy glassware – use drinking glasses or old mustard pots!
  • If you don’t have jars you could always make them in a glass dish.
  • These keep for 1-2 days in the fridge
  • To get fancy food photos, get innovative – here’s a shot to make you chuckle:

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