This months Daring Baker is Tiramisu. It was chosen by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen and Deeba of Passionate about Baking, thank you both for hosting. Now I love tiramisu and have made probably about 10 versions over the years, but last year I found one of Gino D’Acampo’s that everyone that tried it just swooned for. Now, maybe that put this months challenge at a big disadvantage from the outset, and I wouldn’t have tried another after Gino’s had it not been the chosen challenge.
The challenge was in three parts: mascarpone, saviordi biscuits and the tiramisu, including pastry cream and zabaglione. I started with the mascarpone, which came out like a brick, I’m sure I could have broken something with it had I dropped it, ice puck anyone?! The taste, well it was vile sour cream and lemon. Here is the picture of it out of the fridge, but it was too awful to put in a dessert even if I’d managed to get it to soften a bit, so in the end although I tried it I bought the mascarpone that went into the tiramisu.
The sponges were lovely, would make them again, as was the zabaglione and lemony pastry cream. I duly assembled the tiramisu and set it in the fridge overnight. It tasted good, not light as I was expecting, but still respectable. Gino has not lost his Tiramisu crown though!