RECIPE OF THE MONTH: STRAWBERRY TIRAMISU
5 Cups Sliced or Chopped Strawberries
2 Tablespoons Sugar
3 Tablespoons Sweet Marsala Wine
2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
2 (8 Ounce) Tubs Mascarpone Cream
1/3 Cup Sweet Marsala Wine
10 Ounces White Chocolate, Melted
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar (Confectioner’s Sugar)
2 Packages Ladyfinger Cookies
2/3 Cup Orange Juice
1/4 Cup Sweet Marsala Wine
Melted Dark Chocolate
Combine the strawberries with the sugar and wine in a bowl and stir to mix. Let the strawberries sit for at least 30 minutes.
In a small bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form, then add the powdered sugar. In another bowl, beat the mascarpone with the wine until light, about 4 minutes. Add the chocolate and beat until smooth. Fold in the heavy cream.
Mix the orange juice with the wine in a shallow bowl. Quickly dip each savoiardi cookie into the orange juice mixture just lightly wetting them. Arrange the cookies into a 13 x 9 inch glass dish, break the cookies as needed to fill in corners.
Once you have completely covered the bottom of the pan with cookies, spread half the mascarpone cream mixture over them. Arrange the berries onto this cream mixture evenly. Add another layer of the cookies, then finish with the cream mixture, using a knife to smooth the top.
Refrigerate for at least 5 hours. Cut the tiramisu into squares and arrange on plates. Garnish with sliced strawberries and a drizzle of dark chocolate and… serve!