Treat yourself to a delicious and boozy dessert with our Strawberry Tiramisu recipe featuring Liquor 43. Perfect for any occasion.
Strawberry tiramisu is the perfect no-bake summer dessert, made with whipped cream, eggs, mascarpone, ladyfingers, and alcohol (licor 43).
A strawberry tiramisu with liquor 43 is a variation of the classic Italian dessert that typically includes layers of ladyfingers soaked in coffee and layered with mascarpone cheese and cocoa powder. In this version, fresh strawberries and licor 43 are added to the mix for a fruity twist on the traditional recipe. The coffee and cocoa powder are left out of this recipe.
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🧈 Ingredient Notes & substitutions
The following ingredients are needed to make this no-bake strawberry dessert with licor 43.
- Eggs – are used in tiramisu to give the dessert its characteristic texture and flavor. The egg yolks are cooked with sugar and mascarpone cheese to make a rich and creamy filling, while the egg whites are beaten to make a light and fluffy layer.
- Mascarpone – is a creamy and rich Italian cheese that pairs well with strawberries in tiramisu. Its smooth texture and mild flavor provide a great contrast to the tartness of the strawberries and the sweetness of the other ingredients in the dessert. Additionally, mascarpone adds a luxurious and decadent element to the dish.
- Heavy cream – is used in tiramisu to create a rich, creamy texture and add a smooth, velvety taste. It also helps to balance the sweetness of the mascarpone cheese and the strawberry-soaked ladyfingers.
- Ladyfingers – are used in tiramisu because they are able to absorb the strawberry and liquor mixture without becoming too soggy. They also provide a nice texture contrast to the creamy filling. Additionally, their shape makes them easy to layer in the dish.
- Powdered sugar – is used in tiramisu as a sweetener for the mascarpone cheese layer, as it dissolves easily and creates a smoother texture.
- Strawberries – Strawberries are typically used in strawberry tiramisu as they provide a sweet and tangy flavor that complements the creamy mascarpone cheese and ladyfingers used in the dessert. Additionally, the vibrant red color of the strawberries adds a beautiful visual appeal to the dish.
- Granulated sugar -is used in the strawberry sauce because it dissolves easily and helps to bring out the natural sweetness of the strawberries while also thickening the sauce. Additionally, it helps to balance out any tartness in the strawberries, resulting in a delicious and well-rounded flavor.
Does liquor 43 taste good in strawberry tiramisu?
Liquor 43 has a sweet and vanilla flavor that could complement the flavors of a strawberry tiramisu. However, it ultimately comes down to personal taste preference. You can try adding a small amount of Liquor 43 to the recipe and adjust it to taste.
Can you make strawberry tiramisu without liquor?
Yes, you can make strawberry tiramisu without liquor. Simply omit the liquor and use a non-alcoholic substitute such as strawberry juice, vanilla extract, or syrup.
In what can you serve a tiramisu?
Tiramisu is traditionally served in individual portions, such as in small bowls, glasses, or cups. However, it can also be served in a large baking dish from which slices can be cut. It can be served with fresh strawberries or grated white chocolate on top.
🍰 Step-by-step instructions
Step 1 – strawberry sauce
First of all, make the strawberry sauce for the strawberry tiramisu with alcohol. Clean the strawberries. Blend fresh strawberries with granulated sugar and licor 43 until smooth. To decorate, reserve 6 to 8 strawberries and slice them thinly.
Liqueur is an optional ingredient in this recipe. If you prefer not to use it or are preparing Tiramisu for children, you can skip it. Even without alcohol, your Tiramisu will still taste great. Once prepared, set it aside.
How to clean strawberries?
To clean strawberries, first, remove the green leaves and stem. Then, gently rinse the strawberries under cool running water and pat them dry with a clean towel. Avoid soaking the strawberries in water as it can cause them to become waterlogged and lose their flavor.
Step 2 – beat the egg whites
Begin by separating the egg whites from the yolks. Set the yolks aside for later use. Whip the egg whites until they reach a stiff consistency. You’ll know they’re ready when they don’t move if the bowl is turned over. It’s important to note that no trace of yolk should be present when whipping the egg whites to stiff peaks. Once the egg whites have reached the desired consistency, set them aside and use as needed.
step 3 – beat the egg yolks with sugar
Now, take a bowl and whisk the egg yolks with powdered sugar until they are light and smooth, which should take around 3 to 5 minutes.
Step 4 – Mix the mascarpone cheese with the egg yolks
To make the mascarpone cheese softer, pour it into a bowl and work it with a spoon. Use high-quality, creamy, and thick mascarpone cheese. Once the egg yolks are ready, add the mascarpone cheese. Whip it slowly with an electric mixer for 2 to 3 minutes to create a smooth mascarpone cream.
Step 5 – mix the mascarpone mixture with the egg whites
Once it’s whipped to the desired consistency, incorporate the stiffly beaten egg whites into the mascarpone mixture. Using a wooden spoon, mix the ingredients slowly from the bottom up until they become smooth and creamy.
Step 6 – Dip ladyfingers
Now let’s create the layers of Ladyfingers and mascarpone cream for your dessert. To begin, determine the width and depth of your pan to decide on the number of layers you want to create. Next, briefly dip the ladyfingers (1 or 2 seconds) into the strawberry sauce before placing them into your preferred casserole dish or glass.
Crucial Tip: Avoid over-soaking the ladyfingers in the strawberry sauce as it can result in a tiramisu that is runny in texture.
Step 7 – Build layers
Serving in a ceramic or glass pan
To prepare, arrange the ladyfingers in a single layer at the bottom of the casserole. Afterward, spread the mascarpone cream over the ladyfingers.
For the next layer, add another round of ladyfingers and top it up with a layer of mascarpone cream. If you are putting together the final layer, be sure to spread the mascarpone cream generously.
Induvidual tiramisu Serving in a glass
- Start by placing a tablespoon or two of mascarpone cream in the bottom of your glass.
- Take a ladyfinger and break it into four pieces.
- Dunk the ladyfinger pieces into the strawberry sauce.
- Place the soaked ladyfinger pieces on top of the mascarpone cream.
- Repeat the layering process until you reach the top of the cup, ending with a layer of mascarpone cream.
Step 8 – GARNISH with fresh strawberries
To decorate the tiramisu, you can place fresh strawberries and mint on top. For an optional touch, you can also sprinkle some white chocolate chips over the strawberries and mint. Enjoy!
For optimal results, allow the tiramisu to chill in the refrigerator for at least three hours before serving. For even better flavor and consistency, consider preparing the dessert the day before and letting it rest overnight.
👩🏼🍳 Expert tips
Here are some expert tips for making strawberry tiramisu:
- Use fresh, ripe strawberries for the best flavor.
- Dip the ladyfingers in a liqueur for added depth of flavor.
- Layer the ingredients in a clear glass dish to showcase the beautiful layers.
- Chill the tiramisu for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Garnish with fresh strawberries and mint leaves before serving for an extra pop of color and flavor.
- Mixing bowls – you need 2 mixing bowls.
- Electric mixer – for mixing all the ingredients for the tiramisu filling. It can be a hand mixer or a stand mixer.
- Blender – for blending the strawberries for the sauce
🧁 How long can you store strawberry tiramisu?
A strawberry tiramisu with alcohol can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. It’s best to cover it with plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out.
⚖️ Baking in grams
The most accurate way to bake is by baking by weight. Measuring cups are very inaccurate and can lead to baking failures. Therefore all of my recipes are posted in grams. I always bake with a scale, so I have a recipe card that automatically converts metrics to US customary, but it can have errors. So I advise you to bake with a digital scale. You can find them on Amazon for a small price.
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Strawberry Tiramisu With Alcohol
- 500 grams strawberries cleaned
- granulated sugar
- 70 ml Licor 43
- 3 eggs room temperature
- 500 ml mascarpone softened
- 250 ml heavy cream
- 200 grams ladyfingers or Savoiardi biscuits
- powdered sugar
- Start by making the strawberry sauce. Clean the strawberries by removing the green leaves and stem. Rinse them under cool running water and pat them dry with a clean towel. Reserve 6 to 8 strawberries for decoration, and slice them thinly.500 grams strawberries
- Blend the remaining strawberries with granulated sugar and Licor 43 in a blender or electric mixer until smooth. If you prefer not to use alcohol, you can skip the Licor 43. Set the sauce aside.granulated sugar, 70 ml Licor 43
- Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Whip in a mixing bowl the egg whites with an electric mixer until they reach a stiff consistency. No trace of yolk should be present when whipping the egg whites to stiff peaks. Set them aside and use as needed.3 eggs
- In a another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with powdered sugar until they are light and smooth, which should take around 3 to 5 minutes.powdered sugar
- To make the mascarpone cheese softer, pour it into a bowl and work it with a spoon. Use high-quality, creamy, and thick mascarpone cheese. Once the egg yolks are ready, add the mascarpone cheese. Whip it slowly with an electric mixer for 2 to 3 minutes to create a smooth mascarpone cream.500 ml mascarpone
- Once it's whipped to the desired consistency, incorporate the stiffly beaten egg whites into the mascarpone mixture. Using a wooden spoon, mix the ingredients slowly from the bottom up until they become smooth and creamy.
- Briefly dip the ladyfingers (1 or 2 seconds) into the strawberry sauce before placing them into your preferred casserole dish or glass. Avoid over-soaking the ladyfingers in the strawberry sauce as it can result in a runny texture.
- Arrange the ladyfingers in a single layer at the bottom of the casserole. Spread the mascarpone cream over the ladyfingers. Repeat the layering process until you reach the top of the dish, ending with a layer of mascarpone cream. For an individual serving, start by placing a tablespoon or two of mascarpone cream in the bottom of your glass. Take a ladyfinger and break it into four pieces. Dunk the ladyfinger pieces into the strawberry sauce. Place the soaked ladyfinger pieces on top of the mascarpone cream. Repeat the layering process until you reach the top of the cup, ending with a layer of mascarpone cream.
- To decorate the tiramisu, place fresh strawberries and mint on top. For an optional touch, sprinkle some white chocolate chips over the strawberries and mint. Chill in the refrigerator for at least three hours before serving. For even better flavor and consistency, consider preparing the dessert the day before and letting it rest overnight.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.
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