Piece of life
Reopening ! First step towards a more normal life, and most of all more social. Between the government relaxations and this nice weather, we finally get to see some friends again. And that’s how I came to try a strawberry tiramisu. Although I am very attached to the traditional tiramisu recipe, I must admit that I actually had a revelation. And as we are in the middle of the strawberry season, we might as well enjoy it.
Have you ever thought about going strawberry picking ? We go every year, it has become a tradition [followed in the fall by apple and squash picking]. We have a preference for strawberries from l’île d’Orléans, so every summer we go to Quebec City for a few days and always go strawberry picking. No need to go that far of course, you can search on the website Les Fraîches du Québec for a local farmer.
About the mascarpone mousse with berries
A fresh and tasty recipe, and without cooking which is a major asset for the summer. It is easy to prepare, but you will need to leave it overnight in the refrigerator to allow the mousse to set properly.
For this recipe I used store-bought cookies. Why ? Well, because of my tight schedule, and because I didn’t want to turn on the oven in this heat. You can of course prepare a cookie yourself if you wish. Initially I thought of using speculoos. I tested it, and hubby and I agreed that the taste was too pronounced and overshadowed the taste of the mascarpone mousse. So I switched to graham crackers, more neutral in taste, and it was unanimously approved. On average, you will need 1.5 to 2 cookies per glass, that you will just have to crush to obtain breadcrumbs [more or less fine depending on your taste].
This mascarpone mousse is the same recipe as my traditional Tiramisu recipe [click here for the recipe], but without the coffee. I always add a little touch of rum but it is optional.
There you go : you have the mousse, you have the cookies, all that’s missing is the fresh fruit. I used a mix of berries [strawberries and blackberries] but you can make it with any fruit. Vary according to your taste and the season.
No-bake easy mascarpone mousse with berries
- 250 g mascarpone
- 2 eggs (white and yellow separated)
- 50 g confectioner's sugar
- 1 tsp rum optional
- 300 g fresh fruit (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries for example)
- 10 to 12 Graham crackers
- In a bowl pour the egg yolks, mascarpone, sugar and rum. Mix the whole to obtain a homogeneous cream.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff. Gently fold them into the cream. Set aside.
- Cut the fruit into small pieces. Place them in the bottom of the glasses.
- Spread the mascarpone mousse over the fruit.
- Put them in the refrigerator overnight (ideally, otherwise at least 4 hours).
- Just before serving, crush the crackers into breadcrumbs and sprinkle them over the top of the mousses.