Tiramisu with Honeycomb Chocolate
My Tiramisu has a rich and creamy mascarpone texture, light and airy sponge finger biscuits, hints of coffee and hazelnut and most importantly, honeycomb chocolate! It is the perfect summer dessert especially because my recipe has no cooking or stove top requirements. There is no making a custard or making your own sponge fingers so this is another "cheat" idea that tastes just as good (dare I say better...?) that the "real" tiramisu that a chef makes from scratch.
To make my Tiramisu with Honeycomb Chocolate you are looking at only a few simple steps:
Put together the cream and mascarpone filling
Dipping the sponge finger biscuits in the coffee and hazelnut liquid
Crushing the honeycomb chocolate and grating the dark chocolate
Assembling the Tiramisu by layering the biscuits, cream and chocolate.
Refrigerate for 4 hours before enjoying the flavours of mascarpone cream, perfect coffee, hazelnut liqueur and honeycomb chocolate.
And now it's time to get onto the recipe! You will be surprised when everyone complements you on this Tiramisu. It took me a little while but I perfected it for my daughter who can never order Tiramisu in a restaurant since the sponge fingers biscuits they use are not gluten free and so it was up to me to make sure we created a recipe that would blow us away!
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400g sponge finger biscuits (I used Schar GF)
1.5 - 2 cups water
1 cup Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
1.5 tablespoons instant coffee or 2 shots of coffee
600ml fresh cream
750g mascarpone cheese (good quality)
60g (1/3 cup) icing sugar
50g dark chocolate, finely grated
3 x 50g bars Violet Crumble
Serving Bowl size: 25cm diameter
1. Using a rolling pin, crush only 2 of the Violet Crumble bars in a plastic bag until in resembles crumbs, and then set aside.
2. Using an electric mixer or handheld, beat the cream with the icing sugar until firm. Remove whisk and fold in the mascarpone cheese until well combined.
3. Add the water, coffee and Frangelico in a wide bowl. Dip a few of the sponge finger biscuits (one at a time) and arrange in a layer of the glass service bowl or dish.
4. Spread 1/3 of the cream over the biscuits and then sprinkle 1/3 of the grated chocolate over the cream and a third of the crushed Violet Crumble.
5. Repeat the process twice - Biscuits, Cream, Chocolate, Violet Crumble.
6. On the final layer of cream and chocolates, add the final bar of Violet Crumble by breaking chunky pieces with your hands (or knife) and scattering it over the top.
7. Place in fridge to chill for 4 hours. Enjoy!