Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Perfect Dessert for Hot Days!


Giada DeLaurentis with Food Network came by Tonia's Kitchen to talk about her delicious recipe for Raspberry Tiramisu!.  It's a light, yet flavorful dessert that Tonia says always seems to disappear because people just enjoy it so much.  Giada told Tonia she starts with Lady Fingers or pound cake, layer it with whipped cream and mascarpone cheese, and add raspberry jam in between in each cake layer.  When you reach the top of the cake, add fresh raspberries.  It's a fresh, fruity dessert that's perfect for the summer! Tonia notes that whenever she makes this, it never lingers on the tray too long!

1 cup seedless raspberry jam
6 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
1 pound mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
28 soft ladyfingers or 2 (12-ounce) pound cakes, cut into 3 by 1 by 1 1/2-inch pieces
3 (1/2 dry pint) baskets fresh raspberries (about 3 3/4 cups total)
Confectioners' sugar, for serving

Stir the jam and 4 tablespoons of the orange liqueur in a small bowl to blend.

Combine the mascarpone and remaining 2 tablespoons of orange liqueur in a large bowl to blend. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream, sugar, and vanilla in another large bowl until soft peaks form. Using a large rubber spatula, stir 1/4 of the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture to lighten. Fold the remaining whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture.

Line the bottom of a13 by 9 by 2-inch glass baking dish or other decorative serving dish with half of the ladyfingers. Spread half of the jam mixture over the ladyfingers. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the jam mixture, then cover with half of the fresh raspberries. Repeat layering with the remaining ladyfingers, jam mixture, mascarpone mixture and raspberries. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.

Dust with the confectioners' sugar and serve.