We have been having a funny summer so far here in England: rain rain and more rain. They say that more rain is to be expected for the whole month of July. What to do??! The ground is soaked and it looks like it cannot take it anymore and many parts of the country are flooded.
British weather can be hard to get used to if you come from a country where you have always taken for granted that in the summer you should see the sun every day with the exception of the odd rainy day.
I get frustrated when summer never seems to show its face, but on the positive side I found that it encourage me to blog even more and I get lots of ideas and I can even find inspiration to meditate.
So as my blog is getting some benefit out of this misery and I deeply love blogging, I found a way of looking at it on a bright side.
Also another way to look at it positively is that in a few weeks time I will be in Italy again!!
Today I made this dessert which is fresh and yummy using fresh strawberries; choose organic ones as they taste so much better but of course if you are lucky enough to have homegrown ones that's best.
I have soaked some Italian Savoiardi biscuits in orange juice and added a dash of limoncello ( an Italian lemon liquor) which gives it a bit of a lift and with eggs, mascarpone cheese and cream made a Tiramisu' like mixture.
This is a summery version of Tiramisu' without coffee and if you don't add limoncello, children can enjoy it too.
- Prep Time : 20 minutes
Beat the eggs with the sugar into a creamy consistency. Add the mascarpone and half of the whipped cream and stir it well in.
Clean and wash the strawberries. Whiz half of them and turn them into a puree.
Chop the remaining ones into pieces.
Mix the limoncello with a couple of glasses of orange juice.
Now you can start assembling the dessert by putting some chopped strawberries on the bottom of the glasses.
Chop the biscuits into halves and dip them into the mixture of juice and limoncello. Lay them on top of the strawberries and pour some of the eggs and mascarpone mixture on them. Then make another layer with strawberries, biscuits and mascarpone mixture.
Finish with some whipped cream (you can use a syringe to make a nice decoration), decorate with some strawberries and pour all over the strawberry puree.