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.