Gino Cherry tiramisu with creamy vanilla mascarpone and cherry liqueur recipe on Gino’s Italian Escape

Gino D’acampo makes cherry tiramisu using whole cherries, creamy vanilla mascarpone and cherry liqueur on Gino’s Italian Escape.

Gino says: “If I asked you to name one Italian dessert, I guarantee the vast majority would say tiramisu. However, not everybody likes the coffee that the biscuits are traditionally soaked in, so my version – inspired by a trip to the cherry orchards of Castello, where Ciro and his family grow wonderful fruit – uses liqueur instead. If making this for children, just leave out the booze and cook the cherries in a little water.”

The ingredients are: 400g cherries, pitted and halved, 50g caster sugar, 4 tablespoons cherry or amaretto liqueur, 8 small madeleine cakes or sponge finger biscuits and 2 tablespoons chopped toasted nuts.