Chocolate Tiramisu

A while ago I saw Jamie Oliver making chocolate tiramisu in Venice.  It inspired me.  In fact, triggered my desire to try it.  Christimas Day today, a spendid reason to indulge myself, family and friends.  Let’s try a version with my own twist.  Mamamia!    Not exactly the celebrity’s way but a gorgeous treat.  No question! 

The addition of orange zest takes the divine dessert to another level.  A citrus favour infused in the creamy mascarpone mixture.   Coffee sponge cake, rocky chocolate,  velvet mascarpone, crunchy chocolate nibs, orange zest combined to please everyone.  Different texture, a superb enjoyment of the fantastically amalgamated favours.  Oh my Lord!

It’s easy to make. Why not try it out quick?

135g chocolate (70% cocoa)                 33g butter, diced
Sea salt                                             100g  Savoyardi biscuits
1 cup coffee                                       2 – 2.5 tsp dark rum
3 medium eggs                                    60g caster sugar
500g mascarpone                                2 oranges
Cocoa nibs                                         Chocolate shaves

Melt chocolate over simmering water

Add the diced butter, a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon dark rum. Stir until combined.

Dip the  Savoyardi biscuits into the coffee. Make sure it does not become soggy.

Pour the chocolate mixture over the  Savoyardi biscuits. Smooth it out to the edges to have a nice even layer.

Separate the eggs. Beat the yolks with sugar and 1 – 1.5 teaspoon of dark rum until it is pale and fluffy. Mix in the mascarpone and the zest of 1 orange.

Whisk the whites with a pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks.

Fold the whites into the yolk mixture.

Spoon and smooth this creamy mixture on top of the chocolate layer.

Scatter the cocoa nibs and chocolate shaves over the top.

Finely grate over the zest from the other orange.

Put the tiramisu into the fridge for 2 hours to set.

 

 

 

Some may prefer my other version, a traditional one with layers of Savoyardi biscuits, marcaspone cream and topping of cocoa powder.  No worry, this blog can satisfy both wishes.   

 

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