Michela Chiappa mascarpone summer tarts with berries recipe on This Morning

Michela Chiappa served up delicious mascarpone summer tarts with shop bought pastry, berries, bacio chocolate and caramelised nuts, and Orange & Amaretti on This Morning.

The ingredients are: icing sugar, to dust, 320g ready-rolled puff pastry and 1 medium egg, preferably free-range or organic.

For the berry Topping: 120g fresh strawberries, washed and patted dry, hulled and sliced, 120g raspberries, washed and patted dry, 120g blueberries, washed and patted dry, 2 tbsp caster sugar, 250g mascarpone cheese, zest of 1 lemon, 1 vanilla pod, slit lengthways and seeds scraped out and 1-2 tbsp double cream, optional (to thicken).

For the Bacio Chocolate And Caramelised Nuts topping: 1 tub mascarpone, cocoa powder, a block of dark chocolate, 2 tbsp of icing sugar, 1-2 tbsp of double cream, optional (to thicken), 3 tbsp of caster sugar and 3 handfuls of hazelnuts.

For the orange and Amaretti topping: 1 tub mascarpone, 1 orange, zest of and dash of juice, Amaretti biscuits, Amaretto liqueur, 2 tbsp of icing sugar and 1-2 tbsp of double cream, optional (to thicken).

See recipes by Michela in her book titled: Simply Italian: Cooking at Home with the Chiappa Sisters available from Amazon now.

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