Sunday, 28 February 2010

Daring Baker February 2010


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!

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9 comments:

Aparna said...

I'm sorry that this tiramisu didn't measure up to your expectations but you do have an excellent recipe in hand whenever you need to make some. :)
Thanks for baking with us.

Deeba PAB said...

Sounds like fun, and now I'm interested in Gino's recipe. Have you got it posted? Love how spirited a Daring Baker you are my dear! Was wonderful playing host!

Natalie... said...

Ah sorry you didn't enjoy it that much. Still looks delicious though :D.

簡單 said...

若對自己誠實,日積月累,就無法對別人不忠了。........................................

MeetaK said...

sorry to hear that it did not work out that well for you. great try though!

Kelly-Jane said...

I didn't mean to sound critical, it's a good recipe! and was fun to do especially with the home made sponges. Actually the zabaglione was the best tasting one I've made. :)

Deeba, here is the link for Gino's tiramisu:

http://www.ginodacampo.com/recipes.php?/action/display/id/30/

Maria♥ said...

I love Tiramisu! One of my favourite recipes is by Nigel Slater but am always open to try new versions!

Maria
x

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very well done! That tiramusù looks lovely and really scrumptious! I love the pretty ladyfingers too...

Cheers,

Rosa

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