If you want to impress with a classic dessert for Christmas, this Tiramisu recipe is for you.
I wanted to make the traditional recipe a bit healthier and it is not that difficult. I swap cream cheese with ricotta cheese that has half the saturated fat. The result is creamy and delicious and I also use honey as a sweetener. Everybody can enjoy this recipe at Christmas!
Making tiramisu is very simple, layers of cheese and biscuit alternatively. I have also add an extra layer of banana slices but it is optional. I love bananas and I find it nice inside the tiramisu but other friends prefer it without it to keep the creamy texture of tiramisu all the way through.
Although you have probably make tiramisu before this is a healthy way to do it and you can always garnish it in a different way. You can make it on a baking dish or in small glasses. I love to sprinkle the tiramisu with cacao and chocolate pieces. Other delicious adds on are white chocolate, fresh fruit, mint leaves.
I leave you to make this recipe. It is best make it the day before, so you will have time to prepare the other Christmas dishes. Spend Christmas with the people you love and enjoy all the delicious Chirstmas dishes but stay healthy too.
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Tiramisu healthy recipe, using ricotta cheese and honey as a sweetener you can create this creamy and delicious tiramisu cups.
- 2 egg whites
- 800 g ricotta cheese
- 18-24 sponge-type ladyfingers
- 1 cup brewed espresso
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1-2 Tbsp brandy or Italian Amaretto
- 6 Tbsp honey
- 4 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1-2 bananas, finely sliced (optional)
Prepare the coffee (I add cinnamon to the ground coffee) Combine the coffee with 1-2 Tbsp of brandy and 2 Tbsp honey. Set aside.
Place egg whites in a bowl and whisk with the electric mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks are formed, it takes about 5’. Next, whisk the sugar in on fast speed, 1 Tbsp at a time, until you have a stiff and glossy mixture with a satin sheen. Set aside in the fridge.
In another bowl add the ricotta cheese and 4 Tbsp of honey. Blend until smooth with a hand blender.
With a spatula, gently fold egg white mixture into ricotta cheese mixture.
Dip half of the ladyfingers very quickly into the coffee mixture, and line the bottom of each cup or tray with them (you will need to break a few into pieces to fit).
Spoon some of the cheese filling over the ladyfingers and spread into an even layer. Then dip the remaining ladyfingers very quickly into the coffee and arrange a second layer over filling.
You can add as many layers as you want, I put another layer of banana slices but it is absolutely optional.
Dust the top with cocoa powder and grated chocolate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 6 hours. It tastes best the next day!
*You can use fresh brewed espresso or instant coffee instead.