Now... when Semifreddo met Tiramisu`, they had a beautiful baby, which I made today, using strawberries, cream, Mascarpone cheese, sponge fingers, milk eggs and sugar. Needless to say, it's quite delicious and reminiscent of one of my loves, probably the only sweet I have ever ordered at a restaurant: creme brulee, though my cake is not baked, not brulee, and really suitable for Summer. Lovely with Prosecco or any kind of Spumante. I don't usually like fizzy drinks, but I make an exception for Prosecco and M&C Champagne! "Pretty bubbles!"
When I was in Puglia, last month, land of all good organic fruit and vegetables, I just had to "visit" the large market in Modugno, with my sister and my husband. There was no stopping me. I went from one stall to another, spoke to everyone, took photos, tasted "bits" (people are so nice, there!) I had so much fun, I can't tell you!
This lady and her stall caught my eye.
No puddings in our home, when I was a bambina. We had strawberries with sugar and lemon juice or Marsala (sweet Italian wine) NO CAKES! If Mamma was in a good mood, she might let us have strawberries and cream. SHE... loved Gelato alla Fragola e Limone (strawberry and lemon ice cream)
Ok... this my recipe for something which my sister described as Tiramisu`. To me, it's more like Semifreddo, so I decided to call this recipe WHEN SEMIFREDDO MET TIRAMISU`. Good name, eh?
Next, add the whipped cream. The mixture should be feeling soft and will look very inviting. I had to taste it, at this stage... it was Yummy!
Follow with a layer of sliced strawberries, then another layer of the Mascarpone mixture, again, more biscuits and, to finish off the cake, a final layer of the Mascarpone and cream mixture.
I fanned some strawberries, to decorate my cake, but, really, you can be as creative as you like, and use all kinds of delicious, juicy Summer fruits for this.