i made this tiramisu as a treat for my partner, i decided to make it a little different and to layers of hazelnut meringue as well as home made lady fingers.
i dont like coffee but for some reason i really love this dessert
(3/4 cups) 125g hazelnuts
3 egg whites
3/4 cup 150g caster sugar
2 tbsp corn flour
1/2 tsp salt
preheat the oven to 180c
in a food processor chop the hazelnuts until coarse then spread onto a baking sheet and bake for 3 minutes then stir, then bake again for a further 3 minutes then stir again then put them back in for a final three minutes.
turn the oven down to 150c
add the hazelnuts in a bowl and mix with the corn flour and 50g of the sugar, set aside.
in the bowl of a stand mixer add the egg whites and using a whisk attachment beat the egg whites at a medium speed until frothy approx 2 minutes.
add the remaining sugar as it is mixing and turn up the speed and beat until stiff peaks form and you can tip the bowl upside down with out it falling out.
then add the nut/flour sugar mixture and fold in,
line 3 trays and draw three small circles
pipe the meringue mixture on to the paper then bake for 1 hour, half way through baking move the trays around so that they bake equally
for the lady fingers
50g caster sugar (1/4 cup)
75g ( 3/4 cups) self raising flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
preheat oven to 200c
add the eggs, sugar and vanilla in to a bowl and whip until thick, creamy and pale approx 5 minutes. the sift in the flour and fold in,
pipe on to a cookie sheet or into an eclair pan and bake for 5 minutes. let cool then dip in syrup.
100g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
1tsp coffee granules
1 tbsp cocoa powder
100 ml water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
in a pan add all the ingredients and stir to combine bring to the boil and let it reduce so it thickens slightly. pour into a bowl,
200ml double cream
4 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
whip the double cream until thick then add the mascapone, icing sugar and vanilla extract.
to build cake add
on a cake stand or plate add a layer of hazelnut meringue then pipe one some cream, then add the soaked lady fingers, then add another layer of meringue.
now add another layer of cream, lady fingers then cream again and top with a final layer of hazelnut meringue. add some cream on top and dust with cocoa powder.
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