23 April 2011

Lemon tiramisu

Yesterday it was what we call Good Friday. Here in Holland it is not an official holiday, but my company decided to give us a day off so we could enjoy a long Easter holiday. As much as I love a day off, I always end up being more tired then I would be if I would just go to work. Instead of just enjoying the day and do noting, I actually woke up early to bring the hubby to work. After that I did all the grocery for today’s BBQ and on top of that I cleaned the whole house. This time I actually sat on my knees and scrub the tile floor. Or I did part of it. I finished the diner area and the kitchen and I was pooped! At least I vacuum cleaned the rest of the house so no guilt feelings there.

I bought 2 kilos of pork ribs and 4 kilos of chicken wings I wanted to marinate one day before. It took quite some time to chop and clean them and get them ready for the marinate. Next time when I’m not so busy I can actually take pictures and show you how, because everyone seem to like my marinate. I think I should put it in a jar and sell it.

Anyhow after all this I had to go to the supermarket to get some mascarpone for that night’s dessert. Our neighbor invited us over for a BBQ and I always bring dessert. I thought this time I try something new. Since the weather was so nice and hot I decided to make something refreshing. Remember that lemon curd I made earlier...I used halve a jar to make Lemon tiramsu. And once you've got the lemon curd down, the rest is a piece of cake.
So for this delicious summer delight I used my homemade lemon curd, some crema di lemoncello, 250 ml whipping cream, 250 gr mascarpone and some ladyfingers.
First I started by mixing the whipping cream with some sugar. I think I used about 2 tablespoons.  
 Then when the cream is almost stiff I left it and put the ladyfingers in a tray. 
In a different bowl I mixed the mascarpone with 2,5 good tablespoons of lemon curd and a splash of lemoncello. 
After the lemon curd is well incorporate in the mascarpone I put the whole mixture in the same bowl as the whipping cream. I know some people rather fold everything together, but I use my mixer just to incorporate everything. It will still be light and airy because I didn’t over mix the whipping cream.
Then I poured some lemoncello on the ladyfingers and topped them with 2 tablespoons of lemon curd.
I tried to spread it out evenly. All the ladyfingers should be covered with this goodie.
I poured half of the mascarpone mixture on top of the ladyfingers and added some more ladyfingers. Of course I gave them another splash of lemoncello.
To make it look pretty I sprinkled some lemon zest on top. I covered the tray and put it in the fridge. At this time it was already.
I got the tiramisu out at around 7.30 pm and by that time it was in the fridge for 4-5 hours. And I was crossing my fingers that it turned out good. 
And it was good!! The ladyfingers didn’t have enough time to get soggy so they were still a bit crunchy. But the mascarpone was so nice and refreshing. We still had about half a tray left for the neighbors to enjoy today. They couldn’t believe this was my first time making it and would love to be guinea pigs again. This would be a keeper for whenever I have lemon curd. And the neighbors will be there to help me finish it.
It was a great way to end Good Friday.


  1. A great way to end Good Friday and a great dessert to enjoy any day! Perfect for spring!

  2. What a light, luscious tiramisu. I have made strawberry tiramisu and the traditional - but never lemon. Must set my cap for spring and try this.

  3. Such a tasty dessert...I love the lemon flavor.

  4. It was a nice twist on the traditional tiramisu although that still has the hubby's first preference. Just once a while I will sneak this on his plate =)

  5. Love the idea of a lemon tiramisu - lemon curd is very popular in our house and Mr Di-licious always perks up when a lemon dessert hits the table. Might just have to file this away for summer time!


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