Jul 15, 2013

Limoncello citrus trifle

I'm not the biggest fan of tiramisu. I love coffee but I don't like it in desserts. Usually tiramisu has too much booze, it's too wet and the bitterness of coffee simply takes all the sweetness away and what are all desserts about if not sugar, right? The citrus version is so much better and full of flavour. Thanks to lemons and oranges it's a perfect summer dessert. So, yet again, thanks to Jamie Oliver (who else), we indulged ourselves with another mouth watering after dinner treat. 

Here is the full recipe:

3 oranges
75ml Limoncello
100gr ladyfingers
250gr mascarpone
2tbsp icing sugar
100ml milk
1 lemon
1 cup of seasonal fruit (strawberries and raspberries but apricots, nectarines etc. will also do)
1/4 bar good quality dark chocolate

In a good sized serving dish (it will need to fit a single layer of your sponge fingers) squeeze the juice from the oranges. Stir in the Limoncello and taste to check sweetness and alcohol; adjust if necessary. Layer the sponge fingers in the serving dish – they will absorb all the juice.
Put the mascarpone and icing sugar into a separate bowl with the milk. Zest the lemon and add to the mascarpone and squeeze in the juice of half the lemon. Whisk well. Spread this mixture over the sponge fingers, top with the berries and shave chocolate over the top. Refrigerate until you are ready to eat.
And here is a pic of Ginger, because well, why not :)

recipe borrowed from jonoandjules

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