Saturday, 21 March 2009

Lemon Tiramisu

This year for Mothers day, mum asked for Tiramisu when I prompted her for pudding suggestions...however I had planned a more summery fishy meal and concerned the coffee flavourings would clash afterwards...after a little googling I stumbled across this recipe by James Martin for Lemon Tiramisu (link removed as vanished!) and decided it would be much more suitable!

Post making notes - I think my retro serving dishes (have been in the family about 30 years!) are maybe smaller than James used as ended up with 5 filled and a seperate bowl. Additionally the lemon syrup made a lot and barely used half! Maybe go for 100ml of water rather than 200ml. Another tweak is that my plan to use the lovely Italian Amaretti biscuits I was given for Christmas backfired, as I had, ahem, got a bit peckish in the week and didn't have enough leftover! In the end I used trifle sponges courtesy of Waitrose, which I sliced in half to fit the dishes and used to make two layers, rather than the one layer stated in the recipe.

The main point is though that they taste lovely, creamy and lemony and with a little tweaking are a definate 'keeper!

10 comments:

  1. Anne this is right up my street. Im not a coffee lover but I do love lemon and that dessert sounds great. Love the bit about you getting peckish in the week! ha ha!

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  2. lucky mamma!
    I do like your antique bowls, Anne

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  3. Glad it worked out well! I really must do more dessert-making.

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  4. Looks heavenly, Anne! Seeing as I don´t like coffee, this is definitely a wonderful alternative!

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  5. Lovely summery dessert Anne. I've made something similar but yours looks so attractive!

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  6. That sounds really good. I would much prefer this to the standard recipe. I'm not keen on coffee either :(

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  7. Is this from the book we got at the GoodFood show? It sounds like a perfect summer dessert.

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  8. Jodsgirl, Tracey & Holler – this is a great alternative to the coffee version, though I do love both of them!

    Gill – glad you like the bowls, my mum attempted to give them away last year but couldn’t bear to see them go!

    Lizzie – this is really easy, takes maybe 10-15 minutes to make and then chill for a couple of hours, my kind of dessert! Thank you for your vote on it the other day ;-)

    Nic – Is really ideal for spring/ summer and will definitely be made again!

    Sam – You know I forgot to check if its in the book, I just found this on beeb site, will have to investigate further!

    Whilst its not overly obvious in the picture, I used a knife to create little swirls in the cream topping and upon serving I sprinkled over some sparkly lemon cake sprinkles from Lakeland’s, this seems to be a month for sprinkle buying!!

    Anne
    x

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  9. Anne this trifle sounds wonderful and perfect for Easter!

    Maria
    x

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  10. Ooh - this sounds excellent. I've always loved the 'idea' of tiramisu but I'm not a coffee fan. This version would be right up my street!

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Anne

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