Candy Cane & White Chocolate Tiramisu
It's probably no surprise to you that the reason I adore the holiday season has less to do with gifts and more to do with all the glorious food. And of course the thing I enjoy most about food is the fun of creating something new to share with you. The mood took me this morning to make real an idea I've had since I discovered Lindor Peppermint and White Chocolate truffles, a reworking of one of my favourite desserts, the perfectly named tiramisu or pick-me-up which is something many of us could use in the hectic whirl as we rush towards the end of the year.
I hope you enjoy this pepperminty pick-me-up as much as I do.
In the spirit of sharing more broadly this recipe isn't dairy free, but I do have a flawless dairy free tiramisu recipe here for you.
makes 1 large or 4 individual tiramisu
6 Eggs Separated
220 grams French Caster Sugar
500ml White Hot Chocolate (prepared & cooled)
1/4 teaspoon Peppermint essence optional
100 grams Lindt White Chocolate
135 grams Candy Canes
500 grams Mascarpone
250 grams Savoiadi Biscuits
If you wish to make an adults version add a little peppermint schnapps to the cooled White hot chocolate before dipping Savoiadi Biscuits.
Beat egg yolks with caster sugar for 15 minutes or until the mixture thicken and lightens. Add the mascarpone and beat until just combined and smooth.
Finely grate 1/2 of the white chocolate and fold into mascarpone mixture.
Beat egg whites until thick and stiff, and gently fold into the mascarpone mixture.
Briefly pulse the candy canes in a blender to create fine chunks.
If desired stir peppermint essence through the cooled white hot chocolate. Dip savoiadi biscuits into cooled white hot chocolate and add a layer to bowl.
Next add a thick layer of mascarpone and sprinkle with candy canes.
Repeat in alternating layers until bowl is full.
Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.
Shave remaining white chocolate and scatter over top of tiramisu before serving
When you're feeling like a full belly to go with your fill of Christmas spirit.