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.