I'm not a huge coffee person, so the typical tiramisu with coffee powder doesn't appeal that much. During mega Sunday lunch at the weekend one of the most delicious dishes was the tiramisu. It reminded me a little more of trifle than tiramisu, so I guess you can call it either. It did involve some delicious marscapone that my Mum and I made late the night before. We used silver top milk (because that was the only spare milk). It was delicious and creamy. It took longer than it usually takes to heat up (and in fact I had trouble getting it past eighty degrees), and I wonder if this is something to do with the cream in it? I don't know enough about cheese making to comment.
Anyway the ease with which I made the marscapone led my mother to want to get a kit - so I'm using the mail order service to send one to her down south for Mother's Day!
This dessert is quite rich and goes a long way. There were 17 adults here for lunch on Sunday - most of whom had some of this dessert. I finished off the last mouthful to make the dish nice and clean for the dishwasher!
The recipe is quite forgiving, and my measurements are approximate.
Orange tiramisu/ trifle
A couple of packets of ladyfingers
One serving of marscapone (about 400g)
Whipped cream (About a cup or so), plus some to decorate.
Two fresh oranges - grate off the zest, then peel and slice the orange finely.
Mix together the orange zest, marscapone and cream. You want to have very soft mixture, so keep adding cream until you have an easily spoonable mixture. Dip the ladyfingers in orange juice quickly then line a suitable dish with them. We used a round deep dish, so we got heaps of layers. Put over a layer of the marscapone mixture, then top with sliced oranges. Repeat as many times as you have space, then top with more whipped cream.