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Apr 25, 2013 01:38 PM

Any unique Tiramisu recipes?

I am going to make my own birthday cake this year and have several on making a Tiramisu. I have made a traditional tiramisu before, and I like to be challenged in the kitchen, so I am looking for a unique tiramisu recipe.what do you guys have for me?

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  1. Well, I made a tiramisu-inspired Buche de Noel this year for Christmas, but I don't think that's what you're after for a summer birthday. I've been looking for an excuse to make this lemon version from Lidia Bastianich - you could probably do it with another fruit, too.

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    1. re: biondanonima

      I have made that lemon tiramisu and it's delicious. Not the classic tiramisu flavours, but very light and lemony.

    2. Check out the tiramisu eggnog trifle at epicurious. When you come down to it, the custard really is an eggnog and a tiramisu is a trifle. It's the best I've ever made, better if you make your own ladyfingers.

      1. I like to make tiramisu cakes. I have made traditional and limoncellos ones but my favorite is lemon, raspberry and Marsala . I make a lemon chiffon cake, a Marsala sabayon mixed with whipped cream and marscapone, a raspberry coulli to moisten cake, lemon whipped cream to cover with almond brittle to crown the cake off. I also surround the cake with ladyfingers. Delish! I want to make an apple one next....

        1. This isn't tiramisu by any stretch of the imagination, but was inspired by it....

          Beat about 1/3 cup of hazelnut coffee syrup into 500 ml of marscapone cheese. Whip 250 ml of whipping cream, and fold it in. Soak lady fingers in sweetened almond milk. Spread a layer of lady fingers, half the cheese mixture, sprinkle with whole, fresh blueberries, another layer of lady fingers, the rest of the cheese, and more blueberries.

          Cook up 1 cup fresh lemon juice, the zest of the lemon and 1 cup white sugar until dissolved. Strain and cool. When you serve, drizzle a bit of the lemon syrup over the dessert.

          This is my go-to Christmas day dessert. I came up with it when I wanted something tiramisu like, but couldn't use coffee, alcohol or raw eggs for the guests.

          1. Use a carrot cake (preferrably one with nuts) as the base instead of lady fingers.

            Yeah it's different but isn't that what you wanted?