My family came yesterday and they love desserts, especially anything with lemon. I wanted to make something different from my usual lemon meringue or tart, so as I had a large packet of boudoir biscuits in the cupboard, decided to try and make a lemon tiramisu.
I found a recipe online, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted. I used both fresh lemons [from my tree in the greenhouse ] and lemon curd to give a good lemony flavour, as well as the small amount of Limoncello that was left in the bottle!
250g boudoir biscuits, 250g mascarpone, 2 lemons, 3 eggs, 100g caster sugar, 20cl whipping cream, 3 tbspn lemon curd and 4 tbspn Limoncello.
Cut one lemon in half and squeeze out the juice; mix this with 50g of the sugar and the Limoncello.
Zest the other lemon finely.
Whip the cream till it gets thick.
Separate the eggs and beat the whites till firm peaks, then beat the yolks with the other 50g of sugar till the mixture is white. Add the mascarpone, lemon curd and lemon zest [keep a little bit to sprinkle over] then beat together to get a soft creamy mixture.
Gently fold in the cream then the egg whites.
Cover a serving plate with some parchment paper. Dip half the sponge fingers in the Limoncello mixture then put them side by side on the plate. Cover these with half of the mascarpone mixture. Dip the rest of the fingers in the Limoncello, then put them side by side in another layer on top of the first.
Cover this with the rest of the mascarpone and smooth the top with a spatula.
Wrap with clingfilm and put in the fridge for at least 4 hours before serving.
My daughter took the photo, as you can guess! She works in the food industry so is very precise, hence the lovely square piece and the lemon slice! I must have some lessons from her! Oh, I sprinkled the zest on just before we ate it.
It had a really good lemon flavour, and the textures were good - soft sponge and creamy filling. I was very happy with the result, as were the family. Think it will become one of our family recipes.