When I last cooked up an Italian feast, I really struggled to find the right dessert. Mr Greedy doesn’t enjoy coffee flavoured desserts, so tiramisu was out.
After a bit of research, I stumbled across this dessert – quick and easy to make, and the sweet mascarpone is very moorish!
4tsp sugar, plus a little extra
6tbsp single cream
16 x shop-bought sponge fingers
125ml dessert wine
30g pistachios, shelled and chopped
- hull the strawberries and add to a bowl with a pinch of sugar. mash together slightly with the back of a fork.
- using an electric mixer, combine the mascarpone, single cream, sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence until smooth.
- line up 4 x trifle glasses (or martini glasses if you’re anything like me and don’t own trifle glasses!!). spoon a small amount of strawberry mixture into the bottom of each glass, and top with a layer of sponge fingers. spoon some dessert wine over the sponge fingers.
- cover with the mascarpone mix and continue to repeat these steps until the glass is full. sprinkle the pistachios across the top – quick and easy! they keep in the fridge for a few hours if you make them ahead of time.