Gluten Free Tiramisu Recipe
Tiramisu is one of the most delicious traditional Italian desserts I know. This heavenly gluten-free dessert is oozing with rich cream, ladyfingers, coffee, cocoa and coffee liqueur. In my opinion, when it comes to desserts, there is nothing that beats tiramisu cake.
I wanted to make the entire gluten-free tiramisu from scratch. This includes the layers of gluten-free ladyfingers. So, I have included a recipe for gluten-free ladyfingers.
However, if you want to keep this dessert recipe simple, you can buy ready-made gluten-free ladyfingers here. I prefer the freshly made from scratch ladyfingers in my tiramisu. Besides, they are not that hard to make.
How is gluten-free tiramisu made? Gluten-Free Tiramisu Recipe
Gluten-free tiramisu is all about layers of lightly sweetened rich cream made with mascarpone cheese and ladyfingers. The ladyfingers are lightly brushed with a mixture of espresso coffee and coffee liquor, and they are the signature flavours in this delicious dessert. For added chocolate flavour, the cream is generously dusted with cocoa powder.
The rich cream is made using egg yolks, which are briefly cooked in a double boiler with sugar. Then, the eggs are whipped until the sugar has dissolved.
Once the egg mixture has cooled, add the mascarpone cheese and whipped cream. Pretty straight forward, but it does take a little hands-on time. Once the tiramisu is layered in a beautiful serving dish and dusted with cocoa powder, the dessert is chilled overnight.
what is mascarpone cheese?
Mascarpone cheese is popular in Italian recipes. This cheese is used in savoury and sweet dishes. This Italian cheese is soft and made of cream. The cream is thickened by acidic substances such as lemon juice, citric acid or tartaric acid. Mascarpone tastes almost like cream cheese, except it is softer, milder and creamier.
tiramisu is a no-bake dessert…
What I love about tiramisu, you don’t have to bake it. And, this gluten-free dessert recipe is fail-proof. If you know how to whip cream, you can make this impressive gluten-free Italian dessert. I can’t tell you how delicious tiramisu cake is, and it is always served chilled.
If you haven’t made this dessert before, maybe because you thought it is too complicated, I promise you it is fun to make even for the novice cook. Enjoy!
Gluten Free Lady Fingers Recipe (makes 24)
- ½ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup white rice flour
- ¼ cup tapioca or arrowroot powder/starch
- 1 tsp. gluten-free, aluminum-free baking powder
- ¼ tsp. sea salt
- 4 large eggs whites, at room temperature
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- For the ladyfingers; Sift together almond flour, rice flour, baking powder, cornstarch and salt
- Beat egg whites with one tablespoon of sugar until stiff peaks form
- Add balance of sugar and vanilla into egg yolks and beat until creamy
- Gently fold egg whites in the egg yolks, and then fold in the dry ingredients
- Transfer the batter into a pastry bag or a plastic bag with the end snipped off.
- Pipe the batter on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper in the form of ladyfingers. But don’t worry too much about the shape since they will be used in the tiramisu.
- Bake for 8 minutes, then cool for 5 minutes before transferring onto a cooling rack.
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