Tuscany Now, an Italian villa rental specialist, invited me to take part in a cookery competition to create an Italian-inspired dish, the #TuscanyNowCookOff. I immediately thought of tiramisu but wanted to put my own twist on it, so came up with this mango and passionfruit tiramisu, which was absolutely delicious. It's also really easy and would be the perfect dessert to make while staying in a Tuscany villa... well, I can dream!
To serve 6-8 (depending on portion size) you need:
200g pack sponge fingers
100ml orange juice
80ml passion fruit syrup (I used Funkin Syrup, which I bought online)
250g mascarpone cheese
125ml fat-free plain yogurt
50g caster sugar
1 mango, thinly sliced (or use tinned sliced mango)
Combine the orange juice and 50ml of the passion fruit syrup in a shallow bowl and dip the sponge fingers one at a time in the liquid, turning to cover both sides.
Layer half the sponge fingers in the bottom of a large serving dish.
In another bowl beat the mascarpone, yogurt, and 30ml of the passionfruit syrup. Then beat in the caster sugar and egg until well combined.
Spoon half the mixture over the sponge fingers.
Lay the mango slices on top to form the next layer.
Scoop out the middle of the two passionfruit and combine with the rest of the mascarpone mixture.
Place another layer of sponge fingers in the bowl then top it off with the mascarpone and passionfruit mixture.
Place in the fridge for at least one hour or overnight. Return to room temperature before serving.
... or use a pastry cutter to cut out a circle of the tiramisu as I did here. You can see all the different layers inside!