Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: Dolci: Italy's Sweets....Strawberry Summer Tiramisu and a Giveaway

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dolci: Italy's Sweets....Strawberry Summer Tiramisu and a Giveaway

I am really enjoying my review copy of Dolci: Italy's Sweets,  (You can read my original review here),  so much so I decided to share with you another recipe I made from this awesome cookbook put out by Abrams publishing.  It's called Summertime Tiramisu and takes just seconds to put together. It calls for peach jam but you can substitute just about any flavor. I went with strawberry and even added some fresh fruit to the mix.  The results were yummy!

Just a reminder this is a Virtual Potluck post and there's a chance for you to win a copy of this book or one of the other books being blogged about this week.  Head over to Cookistry for a full list of bloggers and book giveaways.

Strawberry Summer Tiramisu
16 ounces ricotta cheese
4 tsp sugar
8 heaping Tbs of strawberry jam
1/2 cup warm water
4 Tbs Amaretto
24 lady fingers
1 package strawberries sliced

In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, sugar and cinnamon and beat with a fork until smooth.  Set aside.

In a shallow bowl, combine the jam with the warm water and the liqueur. Dip the lady fingers, a few at a time, into the mixture until they are nicely moistened. Place 6 on a serving plate, side by side, and spoon some ricotta mixture over them.  Top with sliced strawberries.  Repeat. finish with a layer of ricotta cheese and a fanned berry.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve cold.

*****For the giveaway; there are 4 ways to win.  The first two are mandatory*****

1.Leave a comment on this page telling me your favorite Italian dessert.

2. Head over to Cookistry check out all of the other posts; leave a comment on one of them and come back here to let me know.

3. Tweet about this giveaway leaving a comment here letting me know. Use #virtualpotluck in your tweet.

4. Follow me on either Facebook and/or Twitter....and come back here to let me know

Contest ends Friday November 18th at midnight EST.  Winner will be picked by random generator and announced shortly after.


  1. My fav is tiramisu ... Just the traditional one.

  2. Following on FB.

  3. I commented on the bottom of the virtual potluck post.

  4. Oh my goodness! This looks so very good. My favorite Italian dessert is Italian Creme Cake. Thank you for making my morning brighter! I'm so glad I have your blog to make me smile. I hope you have a great day.

  5. I have never tried one but this looks SO good!!

  6. I visited virtual potluck and left a comment on all of them

  7. I follow you on twitter

  8. Gotta go with tiramisu

  9. Left a comment on cookistry

  10. I follow u on twitter


  11. This looks great - I love strawberries. My favorite Italian-style dessert would have to be cannoli cream on top of fresh berries. Don't enter me in the giveaway though, I definitely do NOT need a dessert cookbook :)

  12. This looks amazing Theresa!! I love it!!! Great job!! Now I'm going to be on the hunt for red strawberries like yours...gorgeous!


  13. This looks delicious. Also like Tiramisu made with Kaluha.

  14. That is a towering vision of irresistible loveliness!

  15. My favorite Italian dessert would have to be panna cotta. There are some really yummy flavors, and I like the smooth texture. What a beautiful dessert you made! I'd LOVE a copy of Dolci!

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  16. I just went to check out Cookistry and left a comment!

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