Berry Me

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The berries of summer. Name your pleasure. Lounging by a pool nibbling on tiny delectable burst of sweetness, spooning them out of a parfait in the crowded little bistro down the street, or for the more exotically minded, laying out small fluted tarts of berry and custard as the yacht glides out of the harbor.

Summertime. The living is easy, after all. This luxurious treat is somewhere between a trifle, a tiramisù, and a summer pudding. And oh — the touch of lime with the berries — memorable.

HOSTESS NOTE: A small supper party this past weekend. An indulgence, but a sorely needed one. This perfect fare for dessert served in the little grotto just steps beyond my door earned raves all around.

 

Mixed-Berry Tiramisù with Lime Curd

Berries:

* 3 cups fresh blueberries (17 ounces)
* 1 cup fresh raspberries (41/2 to 5 ounces)
* 1 cup fresh blackberries (5 to 6 ounces)
* 1 cup powdered sugar
* 1/2 cup water
* 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
* 1 cup thinly sliced fresh strawberries

Syrup and ladyfinger layer:

* 1/3 cup water
* 1/3 cup sugar
* 3 1 1/2-inch-long strips lime peel (green part only; shaved with vegetable peeler)
* 1 7-ounce package crisp ladyfingers (savoiardi, Boudoirs, or Champagne biscuits; do not use soft ladyfingers)*

Mascarpone topping:

* 2 1/2 8-ounce containers mascarpone cheese**
* 1/2 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
* Lime Curd

PREPARATION

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~ by eaesthete on 06/08/09.

One Response to “Berry Me”

  1. This sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try it. The triple berries with a zest of lime – yum.

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