Saturday, May 8, 2010

Black Cherry Tiramisu


6 tbsp orange liqueur (Grand Marnier)
500 g mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
250 ml fresh cream
100 g sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
ca 28 ladyfingers
300 g fresh black cherries pitted & halved
Chocolate shavings
250 ml red fruit juice for soaking

Stir the juice and 4 tablespoons of the orange liqueur in a small bowl.
Combine the mascarpone and remaining 2 tablespoons of orange liqueur in a large bowl.
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 big glass serving dish with half of the soaked ladyfingers.
Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers, then cover with half of the fresh halved cherries.
Repeat layering with the remaining ladyfingers, mascarpone mixture and cherries. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.

Scatter chocolate shavings all over..

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