Fancy dessert alert! It looks fancy, tastes light and delicious, yet is very easy to make. You can make it beforehand and bring with you wherever you are going or if you are hosting it would look beautiful on your holiday table.
Raspberry Lemon and Thyme Tiramisu
8 ounce tub of mascarpone
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Zest of 1 lemon
¼ cup of powdered sugar
½ cup of thyme simple syrup (1 cup sugar and 1 cup of water brought to a boil with 3 sprigs of thyme, cook for 5 minutes and allow to cool. Store in fridge.
1-5.3 ounce package of Scharr gluten free lady fingers (or your favorite)
1 dry pint of raspberries (any berries really would work)
¼ cup of melted chocolate chips, optional.
Mix (with an electric mixer) mascarpone, whipping cream and lemon zest until combined. Add the powdered sugar and mix until fully combined. Put 1/3 of the cream mixture on the bottom of a small glass dish (I use a rectangular 6 cup -1.5 liter, pyrex dish). Dip each lady finger in the simple syrup and place a layer of them on the cream. Place a layer of the raspberries over the lady fingers. Repeat. On final layer of raspberries add the final 1/3 of the cream and then top with more fresh raspberries.
Optional: melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and then drizzle on top of the raspberries.
The simple syrup is also useful for cocktails. Most brands of Limoncello are gluten free, but check with the company to make sure if you are making this for an adult with celiac disease.
Lemon Thyme Martini
1 1/2 ounces of Thyme simple syrup
3 ounces of Limoncello
3 ounces of Vodka
Pour into a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a sprig of thyme.
Tis’ the season! Enjoy this twist on tiramisu. More than half way through this month of posts. Hopefully there have been some recipes that you all have enjoyed. If you have made something, let me know how it turned out! I would love to hear about it!