Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sharing the love .... and calories

I was asked to make a tiramisu for a party today and me being me, can't follow recipes... and I really wanted to make a trifle instead.
Its summer and berries are everywhere and that's always yummy in my tummy!
I really wanted to make a berry trifle!!!
Like seriously, I really wanted a refreshing summer berry dessert.
So I decided to make a Berry Tiramisu instead. It turned out delish!!!!

This is seriously additive, and although its a light and fluffy dessert, try not to eat the entire bowl by yourself. If you did... well... go for a run I guess :OP
I made the Berry Tiramisu in a large trifle bowl piled up high with goodness for the party,
and a little glass for myself for portion control *heh heh heh*

Happy summer! Here's the recipe if you would like to make a yummy dessert for your BBQ parties, or simply just for yourself.

Berry Tiramisu


  • 6 eggs (separated at room temp.)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups whip cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 container mascarpone cheese (475g)
  • 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup kahlua
  • 2 packages ladyfinger cookies
  • 2-3 cups of mixed fresh berries (I used raspberries, strawberries and blueberries)
  • Chocolate shavings (I used Dark chocolate, but feel free to use any chocolate you prefer, try orange chocolate or hazelnut chocolate)


  1. First make the custard by whisking together egg yolks and sugar until well blended. Whisk in milk and cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils for 1 minute. Allow to cool, cover and chill in refrigerator till cold. Be careful not to scramble the custard while boiling, just make sure to stir constantly and not over cook the mixture. It should be silky smooth and coats the back of a spoon.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat cream with vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  3. Whisk egg whites till stiff and out aside. Whisk mascarpone till creamy and add in custard until smooth. Fold in egg whites till fully combines. This will make the cheese mix fluffy like clouds :OD
  4. In a small bowl, combine coffee and kahlua.
  5. Dip ladyfingers with coffee mixture and arrange the soaked ladyfingers in bottom of a trifle bowl. Spread half of mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers, top with a layer of berries, then half of whipped cream over that. Repeat layers and sprinkle with chocolate shavings.
  6. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or two if you can wait that long (but the longer you let it set, the yummier it gets).

Enjoy your summer everyone!


  1. super nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Love trifle WAY more then tiramisu...good call. Hopefully everyone enjoyed it, and by the looks of it I don't see how they couldn't have enjoyed every bite.