Good morning everyone! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Like every year, I want to give you a simple but delicious idea, to celebrate with your loved ones. Orange and Chocolate Tiramisù is an easy and fast treat to prepare. It is luscious as only a creamy dessert can be and is very elegant, ideal for an important dinner. The orange taste is very delicate and gives a freshness that will conquer you, I’m sure! Orange and Chocolate Tiramisù is a reinterpretation of the great and forever loved Italian classic. It will be greatly appreciated by those like me, who love creamy and fruity desserts. You can serve this sweet in single-portion cups, perfect for a romantic dinner, or you can prepare Orange and Chocolate Tiramisù in a tray, and serve it in slices.
Happy Valentine’s Day friends and see you at my next recipe,
Orange and chocolate tiramisù
A refreshing and citrusy reinterpretation of classic tiramisù
- For the cream:
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 egg white
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- a pinch of salt
- orange zest from 1/2 organic orange
- 125 gr mascarpone
- 100 ml fresh whipping cream
- 1 heaping tbsp icing sugar
- For the syrup:
- 100 ml of freshly squeezed orange juice
- 100 ml water
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- a few pieces of orange peel
- To complete the tiramisù:
- Lady fingers biscuits to need (for single portions, consider 2 for each cup or glass)
- chocolate chips to need
- a few slices of orange to decorate (optional)
First, prepare the syrup. Boil the water with the sugar and the orange peel. Let it boil for a few minutes then take off heat and let cool.
Add it to the freshly squeezed orange juice just before you start layering the Tiramisù.
Prepare the cream. Whip the egg white to stiff peaks with 1 tablespoon of sugar and set aside.
Whip the egg yolks with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, the salt and the grated orange zest until you get a light yellow and fluffy mixture.
Incorporate the mascarpone and then add the cream, which you have whipped to soft peaks with the icing sugar.
Finally, incorporate the egg white, with gentle movements. Set aside.
Layer the Tiramisù. Quickly dip the Lady fingers in the syrup and place them in the serving cup or glass (or in a tray) making a first layer.
Cover with cream and some chocolate chips.
Make a second layer of ladyfingers and cream, following the same procedure.
Complete the Tiramisù with the chocolate chips.
Keep in the fridge for at least 4 hours before serving.
Decorate with a wedge of orange and enjoy the Orange and Chocolate Tiramisù!
With these ingredients you can prepare from 4 to 6 single portions, depending on the size of the cups, or a small tray. If you have more guests, double the ingredients and keep any leftovers in the fridge for a maximum of 2 or 3 days. Instead of chocolate chips, you can use cocoa or grated dark chocolate.